This page has links to other resources helpful in understanding the
geology of Painted Canyon.
Rock Textures Images of rocks composed of clasts
(pieces of other rocks). Rocks with these textures generally
form on or near the surface of the Earth. Most sedimentary rocks and
some volcanic-related rocks are clastic rocks.
Rock Textures Images of rocks composed of crystals
that grew together. Most igneous and metamorphic rocks are of
Environments This series of pages and images
contain information about sedimentary environments and the rocks
Dating Images and animations showing the principles
of relative dating and some real examples.
Relative Age Relationships Images of key locales in
Painted Canyon for reconstructing the geologic history.
Map Hints Images helpful in constructing a geologic
map of Painted Canyon.