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Stromatalite Fossil
A fossil stromatalite (big algae colony) in Nankoweap Canyon, Grand Canyon. The 1-gallon jug provides scale. There are a few of these things in the Nankoweap/Kwagunt/Carbon Creek area. Grand Canyon guides tend to call them "Brain Rocks". Living stromatalites may be seen today offshore Indonesia and Northern Australia.

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Dan DaltonGreat picture and...

Dan Dalton

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very informative caption! Thanks for posting to the rocks,minerals, and fossils album.

Dan
Posted May 3, 2007 1:01 am

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jfrishmanIIISubmitted by jfrishmanIII
on Dec 9, 2006 11:11 pm

Image ID: 250274
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Lat/Lon: 36.28469°N / 111.88614°W
Object Title: Stromatalite Fossil

Image Type(s): Informational