A Geoscience Digital Image Library

TitleView of Galeros Formation in Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, Arizona
DescriptionView of Galeros Formation (Chuar Group) from Butte Fault in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The Galeros Formation is made up of argillaceous shale with minor limestone, dolomite, siltstone, and sandstone. The presence of the stromatolites indicates a possible littoral or intertidal environment; some siltstones do contain ripple marks and mud cracks.
ChronostratigraphyMiddle to Late Proterozoic (Late Riphean)
LithostratigraphyGaleros Formation, Chuar Group
Geologic provinceColorado Plateau
LocationUSA ▹ Arizona ▹ Coconino. Near Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park.
PhotographerJoseph Hartman. 1986.
CollectionJoseph Hartman P06209.
Key wordsGrand Canyon National Park, galeros, fault
Tech details764 KB. Outcrop. Kodachrome, TIFF format.
GeoDIL number1408