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