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Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA
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Fantasy Canyon is an erosion feature set in an ancient lake bed in the Uinta Basin.  During the formation of the Rocky Mountains 40 to 50 million years ago, broad lake basins appeared between the uplifting mountains.  One of those basins, Lake Uinta, collected sand, silt and clay carried by rivers from the Uinta mountains to the north.

With pressure and time, that material became sandstone and shale.  The erosion of the softer shale produced the very fine features observed in this little canyon.

Driving to the site, you will see another feature associated with the soft shale deposits: numerous oil and natural gas wells.  Viewed from the air, the desert is checkered with hundreds of these wells.  

Copyright: John Roberts
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Uploaded: 11/09/2010
Updated: 10/06/2014
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Tags: erosion; canyon; badlands; desert; natural wonder
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Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia