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Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rock Deformation

 
 
Rock Deformation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jackson Perrie, August 25, 2018
1. Rock Deformation Marker
Inscription.  
Mountain-building processes generate massive pressures in the earth’s crust. Such pressures cause the rock layers to tilt, buckle, or fold and sometimes to break or crack. In addition to the obvious tilting of rocks along the Dakota Hogback, small fractures and cracks are common in the rocks.

 
Erected by Friends of Dinosaur Ridge.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 39° 40.698′ N, 105° 11.712′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. The marker is on the Dinosaur Ridge Trail which is a 1.1 mile wide paved section of West Alameda Parkway that is closed to traffic. This marker is found 275 yards southeast of the parking area located at the junction of 93 (Hog Back Road) & West Alameda Parkway. This Trail has 15 unique dinosaur and geologic features. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brontosaur Bulges (a few steps from this marker); Morrison Fossil Area (a few steps from this marker);
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Late Jurassic Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Theropod Track (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rocky Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Volcanic Ash (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Alameda Parkway / Dinosaur Ridge (about 600 feet away); Bone Deposition (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
 
Also see . . .  Dakota Hogback. (Submitted on October 19, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Kiosk at the stsrt of the Dinosaur Ridge Trail. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Abigail Perrie, August 25, 2018
2. Kiosk at the stsrt of the Dinosaur Ridge Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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