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Painted Hills, Oregon
01-OCT-2006 Edward Thomas

Painted Hills, Oregon

The Painted Hills is part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
and is named after the colorful layers which correspond to various
geological eras, which formed when the area was an ancient river floodplain.
The black soil is lignite that used to be plants that grew along the banks.
The grey coloring is mudstone, siltstone, and shale. The red coloring is
laterite soil that formed by deposits when the area was warm and humid.
(Information courtesy Wikipedia)

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dan dunn25-Nov-2007 02:29
great shot! one of my favorite places
Diana Whiting23-Nov-2007 03:43
Very nice. Love how it leaves me wondering about the scale.