Aquarius Plateau
Shinarump Cliff on Escalante River. Utah.
USGS Earth Science Photographic Archive digital file: hjk00589

The Shinarump Member is at the base of the Chinle Formation (Triassic). The Shinurump Cliff is also called the "Chocolate Cliffs" in the "Grand Staircase" -- the name for the step-like escarpments sequence produced by Mesozoic- and Tertiary-age sandstone north of the Colorado River in southern Utah and Arizona.
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