Precambrian Granite Forms the Rocks of Granite Dells

on June 3, 2007

The rounded rocks and outcrops that characterize the Granite Dells near Prescott (pop. 33,938) are Precambrian granite, formed millions of years ago and weathered to fanciful shapes. Legend has it that a party of prospectors in the 1800s buried gold dust and nuggets in the Granite Dells, but the treasure never has been found.

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