Scenic USA - New Mexico
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Tent Rock National Monument
|Photos by Ron McEwan
One of the last park-lands established during the Clinton Administration saw the addition of Tent Rocks to the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System. New Mexico's Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rock National Monument landscape was formed by volcanic eruption. Remarkable geologic circumstances left a collection of unusual tent shaped rock formations. The teepee shaped cones are made up of volcanic pumice and tuff. Spared from erosion by a hard caprock layer, the tent rock formations are what remains of the seven million year old eruption that laid down a pyroclastic deposit some 1,000 feet in depth.
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