The White Pocket, A Gnarled Sandstone In Arizona

The White Pocket is an isolated patch of sandstone hidden within the desert expanse of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument near the Arizona/Utah border in United State. This gnarled sandstone laid bare right at the transition between the white and reddish orange sandstone. It has twists, multi-color striations of white, yellow, red, orange, and pink, pock marks and pools that sometimes fill with water, mushroom like protrusions, strange bulges that look like brains, polygonal fracturing, and wave-like features.  The processes that have given yield to these bizarre rock formations stump even expert geologists. Some think that the area was liquefied in an ancient earthquake which distorted the sandstone layers while they were still soft, before they were buried under the oceans for 100 million years and turned to stone under the enormous heat and pressure. 





The White Pocket, A Gnarled Sandstone In Arizona The White Pocket, A Gnarled Sandstone In Arizona Reviewed by Vasanthakumar Saravanan on May 29, 2014 Rating: 5