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New Red Sandstone

New Red Sandstone, name for the thick red layer of the Triassic formation in Great Britain (see Triassic period). It is many thousands of feet thick and is composed chiefly of red sandstones, clays, and conglomerate; the red color and the occurrence of workable quantities of salt and gypsum suggest markedly arid conditions at the time of deposition.

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New Red Sandstone

New Red Sandstone Name given to the terrestrial red-bed deposits that overlie the Carboniferous. These deposits are of Permo-Triassic age.

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