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Terrestrial Origins and Evolution
The Great Unconformity in the Grand Canyon
04/21/12

 

The Great Unconformity is visible in the Grand Canyon at the base of a rock cliff above where the canyon walls slope down to the Colorado River. The flat-lying layered sedimentary rocks of the 525-million-year-old Cambrian Tapeats Sandstone rest on metamorphic rocks of the 1,740-million-year-old Vishnu Schist. Image Credit: Jack Share



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