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Arkosic Sandstone

This sandstone from southern Nevada is part of the sediment veneer that covers the ancient metamorphic schists of the craton. The near-shore sandstone was in turn overlain by deeper-water limestone as a shallow sea encroached.

Group: Sedimentary
Catalog Number: 116629.0005
Time Period: 530 million years old
Locality: Frenchman Mountain , Nevada

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