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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
return to Mawrth Vallis index page    

 
 

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, 
           and
Cochise College Geology Home Page
                                                   
 Roger Weller, geology instructor (wellerr@cochise.edu  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).
 


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