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TitleChert Banding in the Redwall Limestone in Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, Arizona
DescriptionGood view of chert banding in Redwall Limestone above cavern at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The Redwall Limestone is commonly made up of carbonate, limestones and dolomites, with some chert stained red from precipitation of iron oxides from overlying Supai-Group. It characteristically develops giant overhangs and caverns.
ChronostratigraphyMississippian (Osagean and and Meramecian)
LithostratigraphyRedwall Limestone
Geologic provinceColorado Plateau
LocationUSA ▹ Arizona ▹ Coconino. Near Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park.
PhotographerJoseph Hartman. 1986.
CollectionJoseph Hartman P0621.
Key wordsGrand Canyon National Park, Redwall, chert
Tech details625 KB. Outcrop. Kodachrome, TIFF format.
GeoDIL number1406