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Steamboat Butte

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Steamboat Butte in the Dry Cimmaron River Valley, northeast Union County.

Image taken: 01/10/2011
by: Geoffrey Rawling
© 2011

Longitude: -103.205606
Latitude: 36.978291
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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Steamboat Butte (aka: Battleship Mountian) is a classic example of an angular unconformity. The maroon Triassic Travesser Formation was tilted and eroded before being buried by Jurassic ergs (sand seas) that became the Entrada Formation.

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Image posted: 12-17-2021