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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While you're in a spiritual frame of mind, you could also take a gentle climb up Enchanted Rock, an unmissable 425ft-high granite dome created by a subterranean pocket of molten volcanic magma - the second highest of its kind in the States.
Its massive black walls stand firm next to the red granite dome of Jebel Abu Mahashir, holding a hidden green basin.
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.
"Wow!" 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.
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.
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.
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. At first called the Up-ski, the contraption was later christened the Queen Mary Von Kempf and I skied downhill, along its course.
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.
We dismounted and sat on the stone wall to survey the sky as it turned the granite domes pink and gold.
And as with his earlier images, these photos of lakes, glaciers, canyons, and granite domes are uniformly crisp to the point of unreality, with equally crystalline details in the works' backgrounds and foregrounds.