Chihuahuan Desert/Guadalupe Mts, Carlsbad Caverns Natl Park, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 32° 11.466 W 104° 24.055
13S E 556469 N 3561775
Quick Description: This reef is the best example of a fossil reef found anywhere in the world.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2011 5:46:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMD02H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 3

Long Description:
This sign reads:

Geology Orientation
During the Permian Period, 250 million years ago, an inland sea covered the Delaware Basin close to where you are standing. The skeletons and other components of sea plants and animals like algae and sponges, made of calcium carbonate (limestone), accumulated on the edge of this sea to form a reef. Today this reef is the best example of a fossil reef found anywhere in the world.

Over the millennia this ancient coastline has been lifted above the sea level to form the rugged but beautiful Guadalupe Mountains that you see around you . Many caves have been discovered in these mountains. "


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Additional reading:
geoinfo.nmt.edu/staff/scholle/guadalupe.html
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): 8.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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