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Starry Night - by Abo Formation

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A natural version of Starry Night seen on a boulder of Abo Formation in Carrizo Arroyo. Reduction spots form where small bits of organic matter consume oxygen during diagenisis and consequently change the oxidation state of iron.

Image taken: 09/15/2016
by: Adam Read
© 2016

Longitude: -107.088646
Latitude: 34.77094
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)


Carrizo Arroyo is on NM State Land in the Lucero uplift west of Belen, NM.  Road access is difficult through private land.

Image posted: 02-15-2021

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