Gold Butte Nevada

Arch Within an Arch

Thomas McGuire reports a beautiful little arch-within-an-arch at Whitney Pocket in the Gold Butte National Monument 50 miles (as the crow flies) northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a remote and little traveled area. The Monument is accessible via Gold Butte Road off Interstate 15 Exit 112. The larger opening has a span of about 10 feet. The arch is located at 11S-756542-4046064.

Gold Butte Nevada

Thomas’ photo was featured as Earth Science Picture of the Day sponsored by the Universities Space Research Association. The sandstone from which the arch is formed is a beautiful golden brown.

Thomas is author of an earth science textbook with a nice cover photo of Mesa Arch, Utah.

Earth Science 4th Edition


One thought on “Arch Within an Arch”

  1. Thanks for posting my arch photo and my book. The arch was just a lucky find in a very remote area. The book is written for young high school students and a relatively simple introduction to geology, meteorology and astronomy. Happy arching.

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