exfoliation dome

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exfoliation dome

[eks‚fō·lē′ā·shən ‚dōm]
(geology)
A large rounded dome-shaped structure produced in massive homogeneous coarse-grained rocks (usually igneous) by exfoliation.
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Its massive black walls stand firm next to the red granite dome of Jebel Abu Mahashir, holding a hidden green basin.
Alpine skiing finally caught on in 1936, when it debuted in the Winter Olympics and Yosemite installed a cable-drawn sled that could transport eight standing skiers to the peak of Granite Dome.
The leader is chosen by the 150 House members who typically decide the winner well before the lawmakers take their seats each session under the Capitol's pink granite dome.
The top of the hill is a large, exposed granite dome from which storm runoff once freely flowed.
is quite possibly the first word that will escape from your lips as you watch the sun set behind the seals at Admirals Arch coastal cavern or climb up to the truly remarkable Remarkable Rocks - giant weather-sculpted granite boulders atop a polished granite dome, 75 metres above the frothing ocean.
From the 6,725-foot elevation at the summit of this barren granite dome visitors can see the Great Western Divide, the roof of the Sierra.
Gazing from the terraced deck of one of these, you'd see our city's earnest skyline to the east, a half-dozen crane arms hoisting new bones alongside the pink granite dome of the state capitol.
A true temple of democracy, the 80-year-old Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison heralds the presence of state government with its granite dome ascending from a cross of four equal wings.
Jebel Banat: An impressive granite dome located in the north of Sinai's high mountain region, this mountain can also be reached from the town of St.
Jebel Banat : An impressive granite dome located in the north of Sinai's high mountain region, this mountain can also be reached from the town of St.
Descending to the north, the Tioga Road skirts the west shore of Tenaya Lake, named for the Yosemite Indian chief whose people were captured here by the volunteer Mariposa Battalion; the lake's original Indian name, Pywiack (meaning "lake of shining rocks"), now designates the small freestanding granite dome at the north end of the lake.
The sharp point of Gray Peak (11,574 feet) falls just to the right of center, while the granite domes of Mount Starr King (9,092 feet) dominate the right side of the image.