Organ Mountain Landscape
Photograph - Fine Art Prints - Digital Art
Organ Mountains....majestic, magical, jagged and saw toothed....made of Granite. The mountains change color depending on the time of the day and where the sun is...they change from pink to purple to orange and blue and colors in between.... located in southern New Mexico in the Las Cruces area. Legend has it that Spanish Treasures and gold are buried in the Mountain area. Fine Art Photography, "Organ Mountain Landscape" by Barbara Chichester............... The Organ Mountains are near the southern end of a long line of mountains on the east side of the Rio Grande's rift valley. The range is nearly contiguous with the San Andres Mountains to the north and the Franklin Mountains to the south, but is very different geologically. Whereas the San Andres and Franklin Mountains are both formed from west-dipping fault blocks of mostly sedimentary strata (with limestone most prominent), the Organ Mountains are made primarily of igneous rock (intrusive granite and extrusive rhyolite). Their name reflects their similarity in appearance (particularly the granite "needles" in the highest part of the range) with pipes that would be part of a pipe organ.
March 13th, 2013
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