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TitleView of Tapeats Sandstone Underlain by Precambrian Schists in Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, Arizona
DescriptionView of beach face at campsite (color phase of Tapeats, underlain by Precambrian schists), mile 119.8 just above Blacktail Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Weathers to a dark brown, but fresh surfaces are a much lighter brown. The Tapeats Sandstone is composed mainly of coarse quartz grains.
ChronostratigraphyLower & Middle Cambrian
LithostratigraphyTapeats Sandstone (Tonto Group)
Geologic provinceColorado Plateau
LocationUSA ▹ Arizona ▹ Coconino. Near Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park.
PhotographerJoseph Hartman. 1986.
CollectionJoseph Hartman P06293.
Key wordsGrand Canyon National Park
Tech details546 KB. Outcrop. Kodachrome, TIFF format.
GeoDIL number1409