POTD: Sand Castles

Sand Castles
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Southern Nevada sports many of the same kinds of sandstone as found in southern Utah, e.g. Moenkopi and Entrada. But for some reason there are unique features in the sandstone here that I’ve not seen, at least in great abundance in Utah. These pillar-like formations, which are quite common in Valley of Fire State Park, are an example. If it’s the same kind of sandstone as occurs in Utah, then I suppose the differences are due to location related differences in climate and and other effects on erosion.


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