Figure 2: Paleosol

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Figure 2: The reddish surface is a Paleosol.It formed during a long period of low sea level when this was the land surface. The trade winds deposited layers of Sahara Desert dust that contained iron. Soils formed on these surfaces. The iron rich cement forms a hard, impermeable crust.

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