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The Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona

When compared to many igneous and metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks often aren’t the most visually stunning. However, you’ll be hard pressed to find more vibrant and beautiful rocks than the sedimentary rocks exposed at Sedona, Arizona. 

Rather than the standard hues of gray or beige, these sandstones, limestones and shales are breathtakingly vibrant shades of orange and red.

So, why then are these rocks so spectacularly red?

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