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Mississippian Marble

The white rock on both sides of the road is a Mississippian limestone which has been recrystallized to marble and then bleached.

Due to the upstream tilt of the beds, the narrowness of the canyon at this point and the strength of the marble below the surface, this spot has been chosen for the site of the proposed Argenta Dam.

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Also located here is a triple historic marker talking about the Blind Miner of the Wasatch, the Big Cottonwood Mining District and Clues – Frozen in Stone.