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Amber PeppeySedimentary Rock – Origins and ImportanceSouthern New Hampshire University3/20/2022
Sedimentary Rocks – Origins and ImportanceHere in Michigan, you can find many amazing and beautiful geological features, all overthe state. From the great Porcupine Mountains to the Sand Dunes on the shores of LakeMichigan. However, one biggest and most incredible to see in person would be Pictured RocksThis sedimentary feature located on the shoreline of Lake Superior in Michigan’s UpperPeninsula stretches 15 miles along the coast. Pictured Rocks bring in millions of tourists everyyear, which causes a lot of wear and erosion on the paths and the formations. This rock formationwas created anywhere from 1 billion to 500 million years ago in the Precambrian period (UnitedStates Geological Survey, n.d., paragraph 1).I have been here many times with my family growing up and even on solo adventureswhile exploring this beautiful state I live in, and I have learned so much about it from talking topeople who work there. When you first look at the rock formation you will see the differentlayers of sandstone within the wall. You’ll also see many different color patterns within the

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