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Favorite thing: Wasatch Formation is not uniform in its texture. Pure limestone swap with mudstones and sandstones and conglomerate. All layers are bound together by the varying content of calcium carbonate.
Wasatch Formation cemented now and compacted into a 2000 ft thick sequence of rock layers – of which we see most of today in Bryce Canyon.
However, it was covered by Brianhead Formation, tight conglomerate, which holds together Wasatch Formation – without it, erosion would have blown or wept away much of Bryce Canyons todays’ wonderland.
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