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The White Pocket

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The White Pocket is located in the National Monument Vermilion Cliffs in western Arizona. It's a space of difficult access into the rock desert and sandstone of Vermilion Cliffs.

Until very recently the White Pocket was almost unknown, merely some people were aware of its existence like some locals and casual photographers attracted by the strange formations of rocks with their incredible colors, shapes and layers.

What makes it different and characteristic to the White Pocket is that is completely covered by a layer of grew rock, sometimes from few centimeters of thickness, over the reddish sandstone. Its shapes could remind us cotton candy.

In some places the rock layers are completely twisted, giving origin to extraordinary shapes similar to a great marble cake.

Some geologists say that this amazing formation is the result of "deformation of soft sediments".

 

 

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