The Geology of the Rocky Mountains

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3/26/10 The Geology of the Rocky Mountains
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3/26/10 Extent of the Rocky Mountains
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3/26/10 Description of the Mountain Belt v The Orogeny that caused the Rockies moved  from the ocean inland v  This mountain belt protects the craton which is  called The Great Plains v  It affects the weather and helps much of the  United States in its ability to produce large  amounts of food
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3/26/10 Geologic Time
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3/26/10 Types of Mountains
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3/26/10 Geological Events Larimide Orogeny  -- Late Cretaceous and  Paleocene faulting and thrusting of crustal slices  once again brought crystalline basement rocks to  the surface in mountain ridges and anticlinal  uplifts. This deformation culminated in the  Eocene with massive sediment accumulation in  adjacent basins. Later, lesser uplifts led to pulses  of sedimentation during the Oligocene and  Ancestral Rocky Mountains  -- Deformation  and uplift along faults brought crystalline 
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