Gaviota State Beach Photo



Shale is a fine-grained detrital sedimentary rock formed by the compaction of clay, silt, or mud.  Shale is formed when mud is pressed into rock over millions of years and often breaks into big flat pieces. Here layers of shale emerge from the sand and cliffs at Gaviota State Beach north of Santa Barbara. Gaviota State Beach, Santa Barbara, California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 14898
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Shale is a fine-grained detrital sedimentary rock formed by the compaction of clay, silt, or mud. Shale is formed when mud is pressed into rock over millions of years and often breaks into big flat pieces. Here layers of shale emerge from the sand and cliffs at Gaviota State Beach north of Santa Barbara. Gaviota State Beach, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Stock Photo: 14898
Location: Gaviota State Beach, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Lat/Long: 34° 28' 14° N, 120° 13' 44° W (Coordinates: 34.24867°, -120.74583°)
Format: Digital 3:2
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Updated: November 21, 2017

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