Wasatch/Claron Formation

photo: Bryce Canyon National Park

Claron Formation at Bryce Canyon National Park

 

This layer does not occur in Canyonlands, but is the uppermost riser of the so-called "Grand Staircase", forming the Pink Cliffs.

Deposited:
Early Tertiary Period (1.6 to 66 million years ago)

Depositional Environment:
Lakes and streams

Appearance:
Banded deposits of iron-rich sandstones and conglomerates

Examples:
Dominant rock formations at Bryce Canyon National Park

 
Rock Strata
Layer Above: Green River Formation
Current Layer: Wasatch/Claron Formation
Layer Below: Mesa Verde Group

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