BIG BEAR & LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA 2007 - MARK DENNIS
The granite is part of a batholith. A batholith is a large discordant rock formation formed underground as molten rock cut across layers of pre-existing rock and slowly cooled. Because it cooled slowly, insulated by the ground above it, larger crystals of granite rocks were formed instead of the fine grained crystals of rhyolite.

The granite is part of a batholith. A batholith is a large discordant rock formation formed underground as molten rock cut across layers of pre-existing rock and slowly cooled. Because it cooled slowly, insulated by the ground above it, larger crystals of granite rocks were formed instead of the fine grained crystals of rhyolite.

Lake Arrowhead Big Bear