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Shiprock, Volcanic Throat, breccia and minette, igneous rock, Navajo Volcanic Field, Four Corners area
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NSMV02P01_16.0935
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Shiprock, Volcanic Throat, breccia and minette, igneous rock, Navajo Volcanic Field, Four Corners area
This iconic geoform rises 550 meters above the high-desert in the four corners region of New-Mexico. Because from a distance it appears to be a ship, it was named Shiprock. The Navajos call it TseŽ Bit'a'’, "rock with wings" or "winged rock".

Radiometric dating shows the age of this formation to have been created 27 million years ago. Erosion has left this formation which was the "throat" of a volcano.

Elevation: 2,188 meters (7,177 feet)
Prominence: 482 meters (1,583 feet)
Volcanic breccia and minette
Type of Rock: igneous
Age: 27 million years
First ascent: 1939 by David Brower, Raffi Bedayn, Bestor Robinson and John Dyer

Neck, Plug, :"Igneous Rock", San Juan County
Keywords:
Shiprock, Volcanic Throat, Breccia, Minette, Navajo Nation, San Juan County, Landmark, desert, outcrop, Dineh, San Juan County, Tse Bii Ndzisgaii, Navajo Nation, Dineh, Native American Indian, New Mexico Nature, Scenics, Travel, Natural, Geoform, Geology, Southwest USA, Scenes, Scenery
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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