Clinker formation near Medora, North Dakota

Clinker formation near Medora, North Dakota

Detailed Description

Clinker is formed whn rock units that overlie exposed burning coal seams are baked and fused. The red clinker is more resistant to erosion than non-baked adjacent Fort Union Formation sandstone and forms the caps of many plateaus and buttes.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1156 x 743

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Location Taken: ND, US