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Kelso Dunes

Sharp, Robert P. (1982) Kelso Dunes. In: Geologic excursions in the California desert: guidebook. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists , Bakersfield, CA, pp. 83-87.

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Kelso Dunes comprise one of the larger dune fields of the California desert. They lie in the east-central Mojave Desert (lat. 34° 48' N., long. 115° 43' W.) roughly midway between the respective freeways to Las Vegas and Needles (Fig. 1) and are now easily accessible by well-graded and largely surfaced desert roads from both north (Baker) and south (east of Amboy). The dunes are part of a larger sand sea extending S. 80° E. from the sand-source area; a broad alluvial apron periodically flooded by the Mojave River where it debouches from Afton Canyon (Fig. 1).

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