We have great activities and product information for all things DeLorean… but this message is centered on letting you know there is much more planned for the 2017 DeLorean Expo.
Come See The Natural Beauty Of Red Rock Canyon
“The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located just a few miles west of Las Vegas and encompasses 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert. Red Rock Canyon is an area of worldwide geologic interest.
Many experienced and amateur geologists alike who visit Red Rock are amazed by the rock formations, natural beauty, and the vivid colors of the rocks. The forces of nature that have formed such a visual display have taken millions of years to create the masterpiece that is now known as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
We invite you to explore and view the geological features that make this area unique.
The great sandstone cliffs at Red Rock, thousands of feet high, are made up of the Aztec Sandstone. This formation, about 180 – 190 million years old, is comprised of lithified sand dunes that formed in a vast desert that covered a large part of the southwestern United States during the Jurassic time. Lithification is the process of changing unconsolidated sediment into sedimentary rock. Massive cross-bedding, typical of aeolian (wind) deposits, is a result of the shifting wind direction across the Jurassic dune field, and is seen in the Aztec Sandstone rock outcrops. The red color of some of the outcrops of the Aztec Sandstone is due to presence of iron oxide or hematite. Exposure to the elements caused iron minerals to oxidize or “rust,” resulting in red, orange, and brown-colored rocks. Areas where the rock is buff in color may be places where the iron has been leached out by subsurface water, or where the iron oxide was never deposited.” Learn more about this amazing geological formation at the Visitor Center.
Also planned during the 2017 DeLorean Expo Weekend are the following:
- Excursion to Gene Woods Go-Kart Championship
- Excursion to the Shelby Museum
- Excursion and Lunch to El Dorado Canyon Mine
- Excursion to Neon Museum
Click here for more information on these activities and Expo registration details… https://deloreanexpo.deloreanowners.org/
National Park Information: http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/ Photo By: Gordon Carpenter