Canyonlands National Park Mesa Verde Group

This layer does not occur in Canyonlands.

Deposited

Late Cretaceous (64 to 144 million years ago)

Depositional Environment

Lagoons, bays, other near-shore regimes.

Appearance

Cliff forming, gray-brown layered sandstones.

Notes

The Mesa Verde Group contains bituminous coal which is mined around Price, UT.

Example

Book Cliffs north of I-70 between Grand Junction, CO and Green River, UT.

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