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Sandstone (50)

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General Lithology:Sandstone
Description:A sedimentary rock composed of fragments of older rock that were eroded and transported on the Earth's surface, before being deposited as layers of sand. After burial the sand grains were cemented together to produce sandstone.
Representing:Sediment deposited in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin during the Cretaceous Period, about 115 million years ago.
Where:WCSB north
Latitude:53.529334
Longitude:-113.524903
Original location:Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
Donor:Courtesy of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

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