So, you want to see the
of "The Boulders" up close?
This is a polished section, at a magnification of about 3x. The
majority of what you see is a mineral called feldspar, some of the gray crystals
(clear, in reality) are quartz, and the black ones are a type of mica called biotite.
These minerals cooled from a molten state about 1.4 billion years ago, during
The shapes of the boulders you see now behind the lodge are much, much
younger. They have been formed by fracturing and erosion over the last 12 million
years or so, and actually are still in the process of formation -- slowly, slowly.