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Factors and Forces of Geological Features

Factors and Forces of Geological Features - Rocky Mountain...

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5/10/10 Rocky Mountain System Kristen King Axia College March 5, 2010 SCI 245
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5/10/10 Intoduction One of US physiographic divisions. Rock on the Horizon “Rockies” Broad mountain range Rocky Mountain System
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5/10/10 Geologic Events Series of pulses of uplift over million years. Erosion upturned layers of sedimentary rocks Southern mountains uplifts during the Precambrian period. Younger ranges of the Rocky Mountains
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5/10/10 Geological Features Mountains form the Continental Divide Mountain folds and ranges separated by valleys. Great Plains on the east. Broad basins and plateaus on the west. Severe erosions transformed intermountain
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5/10/10 Geological Features Geysers and Hot springs. Uplifted and dissected lava sheets crowned with a few dissected volcanoes. Mountain fold separating rivers draining to the lakes and oceans.
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Types of Rocks Formed in the Area Folded and faulted rocks in the Tetons and other north-central ranges. Volcanic rock found in the San Juan
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