Cornudas Peak, New Mexico

October 29, 2005


Provided by: Chris Grohusko, Photographer
Summary authors & editors: Chris Grohusko

The Cornudas Peak range shown above in southern New Mexico is chiefly composed of igneous rocks such as syenite porphyry. It's thought to be part of the intrusive, igneous pluton package that forms the Hueco Tanks complex. These rocks are roughly 30 million years old (give or take 5 million) and have been undergoing weathering for several million years. If you view this image by rotating it 90 degrees, the symmetrically proportional profile of the face of a man is revealed.

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