Canyonlands National Park White Rim Sandstone

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.

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