Phantom Ranch Tour - the Redwall Limestone

This is a photo of the Redwall Limestone.

Detailed Description

The Redwall Limestone consists consists of dense, gray, mostly microcrystalline carbonate with rare marine invertebrate fossils. Outcrops tend to consist of massive to thick-bedded layers that are generally resistant to weathering and erosion. The cliffs get their red appearance from the red, iron-rich clay sediments that wash down from the overlying Supai Group (Weaver, 2006). This view is where the South Kaibab Trail begins its descent through the Redwall Limestone.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 900

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Location Taken: US