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This is a vertical fin in Arches National Park, in Utah, USA. Over time, wind and rain and frost have eroded the less dense sandstone from around this formation and have left this here. Yet even this will fade and crack over time.

Here, you can see two levels of sandstone. The upper level is the reddish wingate sandstone and below that is the more white Navajo sandstone. So here we can see two steps in the Grand Staircase of geology that makes up the state of Utah in the U.S.

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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