Tepees in Petrified Forest

These tepee formations are located in Petrified Forest National Park, AZ. The white layers are sandstone. The cap is clay. Darker layers are caused by high carbon content; dark reds are iron-stained siltstone. Reddish layers are caused by iron oxide, which is also called hematite (Source: NPS park brochure). Imaged in December 2009.


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Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 13, 2009 8:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet Pic.

I was in Capitol Reef last year, but headed south. I have some pic's of that posted on SP. I agree, formations do remind of each other. --mark d.


Mountain_girl - Dec 12, 2009 9:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

These are very surreal formations, I like them a lot. I saw them close to Page in Arizona, too.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 13, 2009 8:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Thanks, Mountain Girl, for posting and commenting. --mark d.

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