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Old Apr 6, 2011, 6:47 PM   #1
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Cresting, indeed (searched an online dictionary) What rock type/minerals are there?

Is there a mix of differently coloured streams(?) of water, one type being clear drinkable water, another type being brown, grey from lots of particles

In Iceland those types almost can run side by side, depending on where they come from

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This is at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The rock is quartzite, a metamorphic form of sandstone, very hard and very durable. This rock is from the early Cambrian, I think.

In the spring runoff, a lot of sand and silt ends up in the river, and gets scooped up to the surface at the falls.
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This is at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The rock is quartzite, a metamorphic form of sandstone, very hard and very durable. This rock is from the early Cambrian, I think.

In the spring runoff, a lot of sand and silt ends up in the river, and gets scooped up to the surface at the falls.

Suppose it also could be called Lakota Falls? In Iceland there are two names, translated "blackwater" and "whitewater", to distinguish - you get the idea. Are there similar names in English?

What scale has the second picture?

Like this kind of picture where "matter" matters. Personally I'm fed up with "beauty"
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You got a great capture of the falls. I keep thinking I need to get over to falls park and take some pics but I just never remember to do it when I am in town.
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Wow, really awesome shots! #1 is my favorite.
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Suppose it also could be called Lakota Falls? In Iceland there are two names, translated "blackwater" and "whitewater", to distinguish - you get the idea. Are there similar names in English?
I'm not aware of any. I don't think we make a distinction like that.

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The big block of quartzite in the foreground with a black spot on it, is about 2 feet across, I think.
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