Red Rock I ~ Rainbow Mountain
Rainbow Mountain on the left and Bridge Mountain in the Spring Mountains and the amber red Sandstone Bluffs of Red Rock Canyon just west of Las Vegas, Nevada. On the far left of the image is Rainbow Mountain, and to its right lays Bridge Mountain. They are the remains of ancient lithified sand dunes from a vast ancient desert that covered a large part of the Jurassic southwest.
Lithification is the process of changing unconsolidated sediment into sedimentary rock. The red color striping across some of the outcrops are from iron oxide or hematite when exposure to the elements caused iron minerals to oxidize or “rust,” resulting in red, orange, and brown-colored rocks.
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