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GEIKIE GORGE #6

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
The walls of Geikie Gorge are really interesting. The white stone is limestone sculpted over millions of years by floods. It was part of a reef formed by alguae and lime secreting organisms now extinct. It dates back to the Devonian period.

“The Devonian is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic Era spanning from the end of the Silurian Period, about 419.2 ± 3.2 Mya (million years ago), to the beginning of the Carboniferous Period, about 358.9 ± 0.4 (ICS, 2004[5]). It is named after Devon, England, where rocks from this period were first studied.” (Wikipedia)


A huge thank you to Ron Tear (rontear) for his User Award for Geikie Gorge #4

Tags: Australia Western australia Landscape and travel Kimberley FITZROY RIVER FITZROY CROSSING GEIKIE GORGE NATIONAL PARK

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Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
8 Jan 2013 1:15PM
Most impressive!

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
8 Jan 2013 1:46PM
I'm looking for the crocodiles, Jean-Noel, plenty of hiding places for them in those overhanging rocks Smile Carol
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 2:08PM
Three great images and a good description to boot
Steve
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 3:23PM
Beautiful geological features wonderfully captured Jean-Noel.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
8 Jan 2013 5:57PM
Very interesting--- a tantelizing cave.....
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
8 Jan 2013 7:46PM
Very impressive!
Joan.

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