Lake Mead - Aztec Sandstone in the Redstone area

This is a photo of Aztec Sandstone in the Redstone area.

Detailed Description

The Aztec Sandstone in the Redstone area display cavernous tafoni-style surface weathering. The pitted, often honey-combed shaped surfaces of outcrops form from variability in the rates of dissolution and reprecipitation of material cementing the sandgrains, leading to variablity in weathering rates (Turkington, 1998).

Details

Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US