by The American Geosciences Institute Monday, June 1, 2015
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Answer: Located in the Mojave Desert of California, Searles Lake is an endorheic basin, meaning it has no natural outflow. The region’s arid conditions and the mineral-rich waters flowing into the lake contribute to the formation of abundant evaporites, such as hanksite, as well as distinctive features like the Trona Pinnacles. Photo is by Callan Bentley. June Winners: Douglas Albach (Reva, Va.) Robert Couch (Corrales, N.M.) Steve Kupferman (Rancho Murieta, Calif.) Ronald Parratt (Reno, Nev.) Fred Taylor (Tyler, Texas)
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