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Image of the Day — Rio Chama Cliffs

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2023


Neopolitan landscape near Ghost Ranch and the Rio Chama.

Image taken: 08/13/2011
by: Matthew Zimmerer
© 2011

Longitude: -106.55579567
Latitude: 36.3250659343
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

About this image

The cliffs along the Rio Chama in the vicinity of Ghost Ranch expose a thick Mesozoic section. In this photograph, the dark red mudstones and sandstones are part of the Triassic Chinle Group and are overlain by the Jurassic Entrada sandsone, and capped by the Jurassic Todilto Formation.

Image posted: 10-29-2019