S08. Sandstone - Fluvial
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A cross-bedded fluvial sandstone. Is useful for demonstrating multiple cycles of grains incorporated in one sandstone or wind-transported grains deposited in the fluvial environment. Mixed texture, with parts with very well rounded grains and other parts with angular grains. Iron staining points to subaerial exposure, terrestrial environment of deposition.

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Ma = Millions of years ago
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sedimentary
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