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Valleys of Utah: Monument Valley, Cache Valley, Grand Valley, Salt Lake Valley, Snake Valley, Tule Valley, Snyderville Basin, Utah Valley

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Published October 14th 2010
ISBN : 9781156883853
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50 pages
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Chapters: Monument Valley, Cache Valley, Grand Valley, Salt Lake Valley, Snake Valley, Tule Valley, Snyderville Basin, Utah Valley, Valley of the Gods, Wah Wah Valley, Ferguson Desert, Grass Valley, Plateau Valley, Joes Valley, Sanpete Valley.MoreChapters: Monument Valley, Cache Valley, Grand Valley, Salt Lake Valley, Snake Valley, Tule Valley, Snyderville Basin, Utah Valley, Valley of the Gods, Wah Wah Valley, Ferguson Desert, Grass Valley, Plateau Valley, Joes Valley, Sanpete Valley. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 48. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around ), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The Navajo name for the valley is Tse Bii Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks). Totem Pole formation in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.The area is part of the Colorado Plateau. The floor is largely Cutler Red siltstone or its sand deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valleys vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide. The buttes are clearly stratified, with three principal layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock shale, the middle de Chelly sandstone and the top layer is Moenkopi shale capped by Shinarump siltstone. The valley includes large stone structures including the famed Eye of the Sun. Between 1948 and 1967, the southern extent of the Monument Upwarp was mined for uranium, which occurs in scattered areas of the Shinarump siltstone- vanadium and copper are associated with uranium in some deposits (see Uranium mining in Arizona). Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Appearances include films, such as Clint Eastwoods mo...http: //booksllc.net/?id=52057