New Mexico,Ghost Ranch,Kitchen Mesa, photo

Kitchen Mesa, Ghost Ranch


Triassic and Jurassic sedimentary rocks form this cliff near the Box Canyon trail at Ghost Ranch. The brick-red Chinle Group at the base of the cliff is overlain by red, white, and yellow banded Jurassic Entrada Formation. The banding is caused by variable chemical reactions with iron within the sandstone. The cliff is capped by gray Todilto Formation. Photo © copyright by Robert Faucher.

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