Monument Rocks, Kansas

Monument Rocks, Kansas

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Credit: Kenneth M. Highfill/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: Close-up of the chalk that makes up Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark near Oakley, Kansas. These chalk layers were deposited in the Western Interior Seaway over 80 million years ago.

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