Next one is a feature of nature hidden in the shadow and it was late in the game.
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OK, the fish fossils would be from the ancient lakebed exposed in southwest Wyoming, say around Kemmerer. The area pictured is east of Kemmerer, near the Sweetwater County line.
I have to guess what those nasty-looking holding ponds are for--maybe they're associated with trona mining? Trona is the ore used to make baking soda and soda ash for the glass industry, and I believe that at some stage of processing, evaporation is required?
Or it could be some other kind of salt processing....
You got it!
I actually don't quite know what the ponds are filled with, but I assume it's really nasty stuff. In the 3rd picture I posted you can see the ponds are a "safe" distance away from the the refinery to the NW that I believe Exxon owns. I thought it related to oil/gas - but it certainly could be trona.
You are up with the next location.
Closer view, showing what appears to be a farmstead. The word "farm" is often associated with these.
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