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Cuernos del Paine, Chile.  The black tops of these towers are Cretaceous shales, intruded by Miocene-age granitic rocks.   Old rocks overlying younger granitic rocks are called "roof pendants."  Another great example of a roof pendant is Mt Tom near Bishop, east of the Sierra Nevada.  In Yosemite National Park, Red and Grey Peaks in the Clark Range are also roof pendants.
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lin murphy
Feb 11, 2009
Cuernos del Paine, Chile. The black tops of these towers are Cretaceous shales, intruded by Miocene-age granitic rocks. Old rocks overlying younger granitic rocks are called "roof pendants." Another great example of a roof pendant is Mt Tom near Bishop, east of the Sierra Nevada. In Yosemite National Park, Red and Grey Peaks in the Clark Range are also roof pendants.  

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