Land of Extremes: The Power of the Earth

The Elsinore Fault line in the Coyote Mountains. PHOTO COURTESY OF IVDM

The Imperial Valley Desert Museum prides itself on being an innovator in the museum field, challenging the mold with new programming and approaches.  Like the Valley and desert themselves, it is ever-changing. The next goal for the museum was clear, the completion of a new permanent exhibit dedicated to one of the forces responsible for shaping the Valley as it is today – Geology: the Power of the Earth. In the last few weeks, the museum has made great strides to complete that task and is now excited to unveil that hard work, just in time for its events and field trip season.

Imperial Valley: A Land in Motion

Land of Extremes: The Power of the Earth

Obsidian cores taken from the Salton Buttes volcano. PHOTO COURTESY OF IVDM

Land of Extremes: The Power of the Earth

Obsidian points made from material taken from the Salton Buttes volcano. PHOTOS COURTESY OF IVDM

Land of Extremes: The Power of the Earth

Staff ready a display case for the upcoming geology exhibit. PHOTO COURTESY OF IVDM

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