Gaviota State Beach, #14896



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. California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 14896Add To Light Table
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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. California, USA. Image #14892
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. California, USA. Image #14893

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. California, USA

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Location: Gaviota State Beach, Santa Barbara, California, USA
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