The Trona Pinnacles is one of the most unusual geological features in the California Desert Conservation Area. The unusual landscape consists of more than 500 tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, rising from the bed of the Searles Lake. The pinnacles vary in size and shape from short and squat to tall and thin, and are composed primarily of calcium carbonate (tufa) that formed underwater. They now sit isolated and slowly crumbling away near the south end of the valley, surrounded by many square miles of flat, dried mud and with stark mountain ranges at either side.
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Rand Historic Mining Complex Communities - Open House Meeting

Rand Historic Mining Complex Communities
 
OPEN HOUSE MEETING
Rand Community Building
22721 Broadway
Johannesburg, CA
 
September 30, 2008
 
6:00 – 9:00 pm
 
AGENDA
 
  • Welcome – Hector Villalobos, Field Manager – Ridgecrest F.O.
 
  • Meeting Overview – Richard Forester, Project Manager
 
  • ATSDR – Tonia Burk, Greg Zarus, Scott Sudweeks
 
Rand Health Consultation – Final Report
 
  • Status of the RI/FS – Ecology and Environment
 
Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments – Dr. Freeman
                  Biomonitoring Study Update – Dr. Freeman/Alma Feldpausch
                  Remedial Investigation Update – Erin Lynch
                  Air Monitoring Update – Erin Lynch
 
  • Arsenic Bioavailability Update – Dr. Chris Kim, Chapman University
 
  • RHMC Project Update – Richard Forester
 
  • Potential Mining in the RHMC – Richard Forester
 
  • Questions & Answers – All
 
  • Next Open House Meeting/Adjournment –  January 2009