Polished slab of a laminated, fenestral, very fine-grained dolomite from the back-reef "lagoonal"
facies of the Seven Rivers Formation. This fabric was most likely produced by intertidal blue-
green algal/cyanobacterial stromatolites; some of the larger voids are the result of dissolution
of synsedimentary evaporite crystals. Sample from roadside outcrop ca. 9 km west of canyon
mouth, Dark Canyon, Eddy Co., NM.

© Peter A. Scholle, 1999

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