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The bedrock in this area was eroded by wind, water, and glaciers over millions of years, leaving it exposed for everyone to see. This is the badlands landscape of the Red Deer River Valley - with its high valley walls and hoodoos scattered throughout the area. The badlands are beautiful to look at and photograph and this beauty is enhanced by the layers of contrasting colours (creams, greys, black, and oranges) within the geologic formations. Paleontologists find a large number and variety of high-quality fossils in this park. While exploring, see how many bone beds you can find in this model!
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This model covers 9 square kilometres. The Minecraft blocks in this model represent 5 m × 5 m in the horizontal (X and Y) directions, and 2 m in the vertical (Z) direction, giving this model a vertical exaggeration of 2.5 times.
Measured Outcrop Section T21-R10W4-01 of the Oldman and Dinosaur Park Formations (Belly River Group), Dinosaur Provincial Park Area, Red Deer River Valley, Southeastern Alberta (NTS 72L/14) Oil Sands Area: 3-D Geological Modelling and Petroleum Geochemistry
Currie, P.J., and Koppelhus, E. B., ed. (2005): Dinosaur Provincial Park, A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed; Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana.