The strata over an area apparently greater in extent than ten-thousand square miles have an overwhelming characteristic of "flat gap" parallel boundaries between the layers in and far beyond the Grand Canyon. Such "paraconformities", as they are called, generally lack evidence of erosion. And to the extent that the boundaries are parallel, they not only lack evidence of erosion, but they also lack uneven deposition of sediments, even over thousands of square miles! In this way, these flat gaps call into question the claim that these sediments were deposited over a 250-million year period! In our RSR Grand Canyon series, see more about this problem (at rsr.org/gc2) and its solution (i.e., liquefaction, beginning at 25 minutes into rsr.org/gc4.)
See thousands of more photos showing the "flat gap" parallel lines of the conforming strata with their missing erosion and lack of uneven deposits which make up a characteristic feature of the layers of the Grand Canyon region!
* SAME STORY, AROUND THE WORLD: First, Honeycomb Buttes, Wyoming...
Then from Powder River Basin, Wyoming:
And next from the Badlands, South Dakota: (or see this in higher resolution)
And from Carbon, Utah: (or see this in higher resolution)
Elsewhere? Like in Galicia Spain, Hunstanton Cliffs UK, Salta Argentina, Balkhash District, Kazakhstan, Porthkerry Wales, Haystack Butte, Montana, and a thousand other places? Just click here. And via a different perspective, see more examples of rapid deposition from curved, folded, and more flat-gap strata. (And the shortcut for this entire page above showing parallel strata is rsr.org/ps.)