Canyonlands: Needles district

2016-04-02-03
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IMG_8537 Red sandstone, 250 million years old. Red color is caused by the oxidation of iron-bearing minerals.
Red sandstone, 250 million years old. Red color is caused by the oxidation of iron-bearing minerals.
IMG_8538 White sandstone, 250 million years old. Light color is from lack of iron.
White sandstone, 250 million years old. Light color is from lack of iron.
IMG_8540 Wooden show arch (right).
Wooden show arch (right).
P1230106 - P1230108 The needles were formed by sandstone gradually sliding over a subterranean layer layer of salt toward the canyon of the Colorado river. The sandstone fractured...
The needles were formed by sandstone gradually sliding over a subterranean layer layer of salt toward the canyon of the Colorado river. The sandstone fractured…
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