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              Mars- Mawrth Vallis  
   Light-Colored Deposits in High Resolution Strip
Most of the light-colored mineral deposits are located in the
central portion of the high resolution strip.  What makes this
area so unusual is that it is free of a dust cover and bedrock can
be easily seen.
return to high resolution strip overview
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The most interesting features of the light-colored deposits are long fractures,
short fractures and circular fracture patterns.

Example of long fractures
link to collection of long fracture examples  (7 views)

Example of short fractures

link to collection of examples of short fracture examples  (5 views)

Example of circular fractures  (under construction)
 Also visit: Cochise College Mars Landforms , Mars Explored, 
Cochise College Geology Home Page
 Roger Weller, geology instructor (  last edited:  10/27/15
 All views were derived from Google Mars and were originally obtained from the
 European Space Agency (ESA/DLR/FU Berlin).