It’s all in the Name

blue sky day

Friends, these red rocks are called scoria in North Dakota, but they are also called clinker.  They are very fragile and break into pieces when dropped or otherwise subjected to blunt force trauma.  It is formed from layers of bentonite clay being baked by a burning coal vein hence it official name, porcelinite. The formation of a china cup in the badlands of North Dakota. til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on July 5, 2014, in Badlands, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Their colours are beautiful. Was a road cut into this mountainside?

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