Pegmatite Perch

March 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Pegmatite PerchPegmatite PerchA crystalline pegmatite band snakes up the cliffs in Black Canyon Of the Gunnison National Park

A crystalline pegmatite band snakes up the cliffs in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

 

During a visit to Black Canyon National Park this past Friday, my lenses bore witness to a game of shadows between the nearly vertical cliffs of the singularly unique canyon and the creeping light of late afternoon. Before all of the sun's warmth abandoned the cliffs of the northern edge, this pegmatite band with its "wiggle" holding a hardy high desert tree caught my eye. I stayed there on the south edge transfixed until the entire canyon was shrouded in shadow and only the distant roar of the Gunnison River's south fork remained. 

Do you have any memories of the Black Canyon you'd like to share? Feel free to leave one in the comments ; )


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