The Wave

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The Wave, a unique, fragile sandstone formation in Coyote Buttes is located in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument located on the border of Utah and Arizona.   The geologically spectacular area has crossbeds of the Navajo Sandstone exhibiting a colorful banding in surreal hues of yellow, orange, pink, and red caused by the precipitation of manganese, iron and other oxides. Thin veins or fins of calcite cut across the sandstone adding another dimension to the landscape.
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