Desertscapes - LoriCareyPhotography
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The Trona Pinnacles, 20 miles east of Ridgecrest, California, is one of the most unusual geologic formations in the Mojave Desert. More than 500 tufa (calcium carbonate) spires rise from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake Basin. The Trona Pinnacles were designated a National Natural Landmark in 1968 by the U.S. Department of Interior and have been featured in many commercials and science fiction movies.

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