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Convoluted Bedding in the Sangre De Cristo Formation

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Image taken: 10/25/2014
by: Adam Read
© 2014

Longitude: -105.842967
Latitude: 35.552761
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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Convoluted bedding in these Penn-Permian coarse sandstones occurred prior to lithification and may have been caused by slumping or seismic activity along Ancestral Rocky Mountain faults. This view is of the underside of an overhanging cliff.


This outcrop is exposed along the Deer Creek Canyon trail, which is just NE of Canoncito, NM.

Image posted: 12-17-2021