The Painted Desert

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The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert is a 146-square-mile area of badlands located in Northern Arizona. The desert is composed of stratified layers of easily erodible siltstone, mudstone, and shale . These fine grained rock layers contain abundant iron and manganese compounds which provide the pigments for the various colors of the region.

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