Trona Pinnacles

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Trona Pinnacles

Trona Pinnacles one of the most unusual geologic wonders in the California Desert. This unique landscape consists of more than 500 tufa (calcium carbonate) pinnacles rising from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake basin. These tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, were formed underwater 10,000 to 100,000 years ago when Searles Lake formed a link in an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from Mono Lake to Death Valley. Movie sets for Lost in space, ER, Star Trek V, The Gate II and Disney’s Holes.

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