POTD August 28, 2013: Notch Peak National Natural Landmark, House Range, Millard County, Utah
Notch Peak National Natural Landmark, House Range, Millard County, Utah
Photographer: Matt Affolter
Cambrian- to Ordovician-aged carbonate rocks (limestone and dolomite) make up Notch Peak, where a 2,200-foot cliff (possibly the tallest carbonate cliff in North America) leads to a deep canyon on the west side of the peak. Pink, Jurassic-aged granite is exposed at the foot of the mountain, and scattered deposits of white, clayey marl deposited in Lake Bonneville during the late Pleistocene are present on the valley floor.