Photos of Unconformities
Unconformities speak to great lengths of geologic time in the rock record because they are depositional surfaces between rocks of different ages --and so represent periods of missing rock record.

Cambrian Flathead Sandstone unconformably overlying Precambrian gneiss. Teton Range, Wyoming.


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Angular Unconformity, Scotland.
Nonconformity in the Grand Canyon
Nonconformity, Grand Canyon, AZ.
Angular unconformity, Grand Canyon, AZ
Angular Unconformity, Grand Canyon.

Disconformity. Approx 1 meter across.
angular unconformity
Angular unconformity, Olympic Coast, WA.
close-up of angular unconformity
Nonconformity, SW Montana
Taconic unconformity
Angular unconformity -New York

Angular Unconformity, Tacoma, WA.

Buttress Unconformity, N. Arizona.

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