On Navajo land in Northwest New Mexico sits Shiprock, the 1,583' tall remains of an ancient volcano. Radiating outward are miles-long dark rock dykes, remnants of the same volcanic origin. Shiprock stands nearly twice as tall as Devils Tower - another notable formation of similar origins - but is much less frequently climbed due to the religious significance of the site to the Navajo Nation. This remarkably-detailed 3D model of Shiprock is now possible due to the recent availability of laser-scan data of the area. Extra care had to go into adjusting the aerial color photography to match the newly-measured monument. We hope you enjoy this 3D model of Shiprock as much as we did designing it.
Model scale is 1:20000
Model measures 2.4" x 3.3" x 1.33" (6.2 x 8.5 x 3.4 cm)
Original area is approximately 0.77 by 1.05 miles
Altitudes covered: 5441' to 7181'
There is no vertical exaggeration applied to this model. This is a true-to-life scale model of a real place.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "Sandstone" and "White Natural Versatile Plastic" materials. This model is in "Sandstone," which is a glued gypsum material. When you receive the model it will be ready for display, though it may smell funny and need some time to air out. "Sandstone" models are much more brittle than "Versatile Plastic" models, but feel more like light stone. Do not soak it in water, though you can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation and aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is https://www.usgs.gov/