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Paleozoic Rock of the Resting Spring Range as seen from the Amargosa Valley. The red-brown colored strata near the base of the photo belong to the Cambrian Cararra Formation while the overlying gray limestone belongs to the Cambrian Bonanza King Formation. (Image ID# 101218-38)Download Image