The Bone-Bearing Pliocene Coso Formation Badlands, California

Coso explorers stand in one of several packed sand washes that penetrate the Pliocene Coso Formation--an exposure of which lies at middle right of picture. View is back westward to the eastern flanks of the Sierra Nevada. Please note: This photograph was taken before establishment of the Coso Range Wilderness. Original photograph snapped with a Minolta 35mm camera; this image was created by photographing that original picture with a Nikon CoolPix 995 digital camera.

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