What causes the vibrant colors in areas such as Death Valleys Artist Drive?

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What causes the vibrant colors in areas such as Death Valleys Artist Drive?

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A. As minerals in the rocks-especially minerals rich in iron-weather over the ages, they produce the brilliant palette of reds, oranges, yellows, and other colors that coats the rocks. Q. Where are the dinosaurs? A. Well, if you’d been here back then, you’d know that dinosaurs never lived in these parts. But we had our share of big mammals: mammoths and mastodons, camels, rhinos, three-toed horses, and dog-bears! And of course, you’d have had to have always kept a lookout for saber-toothed tigers. They’re gone today, but you can see their fossils in some local desert museums. Q. Are there volcanoes in the desert? A. The desert’s been letting off steam for a long time. Some volcanoes have erupted here within the last 10,000 years. Keep your eyes open and you’ll see cinder cones, craters, and lava flows all over the place. Dunes In the minds of many people, nothing says “desert” better than sand dunes off in the distance. Theres more to a desert than sand, but California’s got its share

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