Geology Exam 2

Geology Exam 2 - 5.) The core of the Middle and Late...

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Geology Exam #2 Review 1.) The Taconic orogeny was characterized by the following: mountain building, the deposition of a clastic wedge, and the presence of an active plate margin toward the south. 2.) A modern analogue for the Taconic orogeny is New Guinea and Australia. 3.) How many world-wide Transgression-Regression cycles occurred during the Paleozoic? Four. 4.) The famous US landmark that represents the best preserved Permian reef: The Guadalupe- El Capitan Mt.
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Unformatted text preview: 5.) The core of the Middle and Late Paleozoic reefs were built by calcareous algae, sponges, and bryozoans. 6.) The Mesozoic reefs were mostly built by mollusks. 7.) The Michigan basin during the Silurian was an area of tidal flats and lagoons. 8.) Average day of middle Paleozoic= 21 hours. 9.) Most common rock formed on land during the late Paleozoic is coal. 10.) Coal swamps of the late Paleozoic is the Everglades....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course GEOL 102 taught by Professor Kysar during the Fall '06 term at George Mason.

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