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11 February 2012

A campus underlain by porphyritic andesite

The campus of the University of Texas at El Paso is a beautiful place. You can look south into Mexico, a scant half mile away. It’s got rocky hills rising up between buildings and between stadiums (stadia?), and a utterly unique campus architecture based on the Himalayan nation of Bhutan. Here’s a look at the rocks beneath the university… The main rock type is a porphyritic andesite – probably a …


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