White Rim Sandstone

White Rim Sandstone
White Rim Sandstone

NPS/Herbert

 

Deposited:
Permian Period (245 to 286 million years ago)

Depositional Environment:
Wind-blown beach sands

Appearance:
White, cross-bedded sandstones forming cliffs and caprocks

Examples:
White canyon rim marking the inner gorge of the Colorado and Green rivers at the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands

 
Rock Strata
Layer Above: Moenkopi Formation
Current Layer: White Rim Sandstone, part of Cutler Group Undivided
Layer Below: Organ Rock Shale, part of Culter Group Undivided

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