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The Wave Of Arizona Is A 190-Million-Year-Old Geological Masterpiece
IFLScience 22 March 2023 USA Arizona
The Wave can be found in the Coyote Buttes North area of the Colorado Plateau just along the border between Utah and Arizona.
It’s made of sandstone, which is relatively prone to erosion from water and wind over lengthy periods of time. Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that often features this distinctive striped effect when sliced through, created by the layers-upon-layers of deposits that have become compacted and cemented over time.
At an altitude of 1,593 meters (5,225 feet), the Wave consists of two main twisting troughs, one of which is 19 meters (62 feet) wide by 36 meters (118 feet) long and another that’s 2 meters (7 feet) wide by 16 meters (52 feet) long.
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