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Based on our research on the Chinle layers in Lee’s Ferry, my hypothesis has been proven incorrect. Katherine and I used optical microscope and scanning electron microprobe to help use identify the physical and chemical characteristics and how the changed along the trail we used to sample the Chinle formation. My chemical analysis indicated that the layers were more sodium rich than calcium rich. The only areas with strong calcium concentrations were areas that contained sandstones. Other information we were not expecting to find were evidence of uranium leakage in the area and styolites that indicated the deformation that occured in the region. 

 

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