Focus on Sedimentary Environments

A large saline lake

The Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA

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Margin of Great Salt Lake
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Great Salt Lake at Great Salt Lake State Park

Landscape features

In this view of the southern end of the Lake, we see the northern end of the Oquirrh Mountains. Note the presence of linear, horizontal features on the lower slopes of the mountains. These are natural, not manmade, features.

Examine these features on the large image, then try to explain their origin.

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