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Snapshots

  1. Smoky Hill Chalk

    Snapshot Title: Smoky Hill Chalk
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Ogallala Formation on CC Road (Higher Vantage Point)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The Smoky Hill member of the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Formation consists of thinly bedded chalk and shaly chalk layers that don't generally form resistant outcrops in this area.



  2. Ogallala Formation

    Snapshot Title: Ogallala Formation
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Ogallala Formation on CC Road (Higher Vantage Point)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... capping a hill. This is the formation that underlies a large area of the Great Plains and hosts one of the largest freshwater aquifers in the world.