Provinces - Rises slight to the northwest Cenozoic...

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TEXAS PHYSIOGRAPHIC PROVINCES Edwards Plateau - Balcones Escarpment – Eastern edge - Underlain by Mesozoic limestone - Underlain by countless caves - Cultural significance Most concentrated area of animals in the world – brackens cave North Central Plains - A “rolling surface” - Underlain by Paleozoic Rocks - Sedimentary layers dip west - Eroded from Ouachita Mountains Southern High Plains (Llano Estacado)
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Unformatted text preview: Rises slight to the northwest Cenozoic sandstone (Ogallala) Sediment comes from the Rocky Mts. Fossils of saber-tooth cats, mastodons, camels, horses, etc. Sand dunes fringe the west (Monahans) Trans-Pecos Texas States most diverse province Precambrian rocks near Van Horn & El Paso Paleozoic sedimentary rocks Guadalupe Mts. (Great Paleozoic Reef) Cenozoic volcanic Rocks...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2009 for the course GEO 301 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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