White Rim Sandstone
(in Cutler Group)
Figure 1: Paleogeographic map of the Middle Permian, Kaibab Formation. (Blakey, 2008)
Early Permian, 280 million years ago
Coastal dune field (eolian with some marine transgressions)
Sediment deposition was affected by the Uncompahgre uplift , but by the end of the Permian the Uncompahgre mountains had been worn down and was not longer a major sediment source.
The collision of the Gondwana Plate with the North American Plate resulted in the Uncompahgre highland.
Warm current winds
Sites Best to See it:
Stop 2-8: Goosenecks Overlook as seen at Panorama Point
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