Lecture 18 Mar 12 2008 Sedimentary basin problem

Lecture 18 Mar 12 2008 Sedimentary basin problem -...

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The shape of the landscape (the topography) reflects its underlying structure. See http://tapestry.usgs.gov/two/two.html
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The Michigan Basin is a large-scale basin caused by gently depressed layers of sedimentary rocks. The Basin is a bowl- shaped structure that contains over 2.5 miles (4 km) thickness of inward-dipping Paleozoic strata and a veneer of Jurassic
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Unformatted text preview: sedimentary rocks. It is located in the less tectonically active interior of the continent and bordered by the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains. It subsided rapidly from Cambrian to Silurian time and filled with shallow-water marine sediments, some of which contain deposits of petroleum, coal, and salt. Detroit salt mine...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course EVSC 280 taught by Professor Herman during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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