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Cross-bedded sandstone

Cross-bedded sandstone

  • Exhibition Text

    • The Coconino Sandstone formed as a windblow sand in a desert environment. Prominent layers are visible, and within them are thinner, inclined layers known as cross-beds. They indicate the direction of the wind that transported the sand.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Earth Formation/Evolution

      Keywords: Winds, Geology, Sandstone, Deserts

      Audience: General

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