What a cool place! Sandstone, iron staining and ? Liked, faved and voted!
Thanks Helene; this is a cool place. My understanding is that the layers are remnants of an ancient river system. The soil is mostly mudstone and siltstone. Much of it feels like clay although the area in the photo is more silty. The black layers are lignite (similar to coal) and represent the vegetation once living on the floodplain. The red soil is called laterite and does indeed contain an abundance of oxidized iron. Many fossils have been found here including those of broadleaf deciduous trees, horses, camels, and rhinos.
Aha! Thanks a lot for the info!
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really nice real abstract! it would sure be easy to fill an 8gb card there!
Very beautiful photo! LIKE & VOTED! Good luck!
Best greeetings from Bulgaria, Stefka
Greetings from Greece.
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like + favourite + voted.Really an unusual place.
Wonderful place, I live in Boise and have talked several times about going to visit that area. Guess till that happens I will enjoy your photos. Best Wishes, Greg. Voted.
Very nice view and good shot, voted & like!
All the best, Csaba
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