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TitleHermit Shale, above the Soap Creek Rapids in Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona
DescriptionGood exposures of Hermit above Soap Creek Rapids at about mile 10.6 in Grand Canyon. The Hermit Shale is made up of thin-bedded shales, red to maroon in color, siltstones, and fine-grained mudstones. Most of the red staining seen in the lower units of the Grand Canyon are due to the Hermit Shale. The Hermit Shale represents a savannah type environment.
LithostratigraphyHermit Shale
Geologic provinceColorado Plateau
LocationUSA ▹ Arizona ▹ Coconino
PhotographerJoseph Hartman. 1986.
CollectionJoseph Hartman P06094.
Key wordsHermit, Soap Creek Rapids, Grand Canyon
Tech details757 KB. Outcrop. Kodachrome, TIFF format.
GeoDIL number1814