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Near Buford in Albany County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Gangplank

 
 
The Gangplank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2015
1. The Gangplank Marker
Inscription. The granite rocks to the west are more than a billion years old (Pre-Cambrian in age). The sedimentary rocks to the east are some 10 million years old (Late Miocene in age). After the mountains were elevated, some 20,000 feet of rocks were eroded from their crest. Later the younger sedimentary rocks were deposited against the flank of the range.
The time between the formation of the granite to the west and the deposition of the onlapping sediments to the east is measured in terms of more than ten hundred million years. You are now standing on the gangplank.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources.
 
Location. 41° 5.928′ N, 105° 6.755′ W. Marker is near Buford, Wyoming, in Albany County. Marker is on Interstate 80 Service Road (Local Route 80) near Warren Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buford WY 82052, United States of America.
 
More about this marker. This marker in the truck parking area located on the north side of Interstate 80 at the Warren Road exit (Exit 345).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
The Gangplank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2015
2. The Gangplank Marker
The Gangplank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2015
3. The Gangplank Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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