POTD September 16, 2013: Granite Peak, Beaver County, Utah
Granite Peak, Beaver County, Utah
Photographer: Tyler Knudsen
Spectacular granite crags loom high above Ranch Canyon in the Mineral Mountains. An immense aggregation of smaller intrusions, the 18 million year- old (Miocene-aged) Mineral Mountains batholith (large body of intrusive igneous rock) is the largest exposed batholith in Utah.