Photo of Diagenetic Coloration in Sandstone, North Coyote Buttes

Not far from the Second Wave is a broad swatch of sandstone displaying exellent examples of diagenetic coloration, various iron oxides producing different colors in the Navaho sandstone strata, dating from the Jurassic era:

Striations in sandstone tell of eons of sedimentary deposits, a visible geologic record of the time when this region was under the sea, North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona

Striations in sandstone tell of eons of sedimentary deposits, a visible geologic record of the time when this region was under the sea.
Image ID: 20612
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA

Photos of the Wave, North Coyote Buttes