118-03 Oak Creek Orange Sand and Gravel
Orange Sand & Gravel
Excellent However, it took a long time to deliver.
I purchased this for a specific project. The color is just what I need to do the diorama properly. I'm a huge fan of Arizona Rock and Mineral's products, they are simply the best I've ever used.
Kind of strange saying this about dirt, but the Oak Creek Orange is absolutely beautiful! I used it for dirt trails and farm ponds on my HO scale layout of western Oklahoma and eastern New Mexico. It has a nice warm glow that compliments the rugged terrain and red rocks. Also looks great as a MOW access road next to the Cumbres and Toltec ballast.
This item might work well for an O Scale road. I bought two bags and after sifting it down for N Scale I didn’t have enough to do a driveway. It was far too course for the smaller scales.
I only ever use ARM products. The natural stone for color and texture is so much better than the other stuff I've used. Great stuff
Oak creek canyon in Sedona, Arizona is one of the most beautiful spots in the state. Breathtaking in its red rock beauty, the canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its scenic beauty. State Route 89A enters the canyon on its north end via a series of hairpin turns before traversing the bottom of the canyon for about 13 miles (21 km) until the highway enters the town of Sedona. Oak creek canon is one of the several beautiful canyons cutting into the red rock escarpment.
The ground around this area is orange in color and has many applications in building and landscaping.
The mouth of Oak Creek Canyon starts near the red rocks of Sedona, and the canyon extends northward, narrowing as it goes. It cuts through the different strata of the Colorado Plateau, revealing first the beautiful red sandstones of the Sedona area at the mouth and then white sandstones farther north in the canyon. The rim of the canyon is made of black basalt. The stream that cuts down through the canyon is scattered with large boulders of these various rock types, which have been washed downstream in the periodic flash floods that occur during the monsoon and heavy winter rains. Oak Creek originates from a number of tributary springs that come down from the headwaters of the many side canyons that join Oak Creek, including West Fork canyon. Oak Creek Canyon drains the Colorado Plateau from north to south, while the side canyons enter from the east and west. The tributary springs well up at the transition between the white sandstone strata and the more impermeable basalt layer.
|Dimensions||4.2 × 2.7 × .85 in|
03 Sand and Gravel