Day #2 Outcrop: Navajo Sandstone, near Rifle Falls, Colorado

This is a series of field shots of a lovely little roadcut through Navajo Sandstone on CO 325 about two kilometers south of Rifle Falls State Park shot during FHSU’s Summer Field Camp in May, 2007.

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Navajo Sandstone Outcrop in the Ridge Above the Roadcut

And now a little closer, so you can see what caught my eye as we originally drove past.

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Look at those Beautiful Aeolian Crossbeds!

Sure, I’m a hard rock geologist, but who wouldn’t be moved by sedimentary structures as beautiful as these.

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Textbook Crossbeds
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Closer
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Too Close!

More where these came from.

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