Copper Basin, Nevada

An overview of the Copper Basin area, Great Basin, Nevada. Note the whitish exposures of the upper Eocene Dead Horse Tuff at middle far right, Cenozoic Era deposits that locally yield to paleobotanical investigations roughly 42 species of 38 to 39 million year old leaves, seeds, needles, and cones preserved as aesthetically pleasing dark brown to black carbonized impressions along the bedding planes of minor tuffaceous shales interbedded within a predominantly volcanic terrain. A screen shot from a video uploaded to YouTube by Wonderhussy Adventures; I edited and processed the image through photoshop.

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