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Geologic History

The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, believed to be the remains of a huge 150,000 square mile desert which existed in this region from about 192 to 178 million years ago Other rock formations include limestones, shales, and conglomerates. There are also remains of permineralized vegetation - petrified wood and other fossilized flora.



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