SCI 245 Final Project Factors Forces of Geological Features

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Geology of Georgia NAME DATE CLASS
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Complex geologic history Plate collisions, erosion, sea level change Blue Ridge Valley and Ridge Piedmont Coastal Plain
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Coastal Plain Region of Cretaceaous & Cenozoic sedimentary rocks and sediments Dip toward SE Lower Coastal Plain is a series of Quaternary beach complexes
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Geologic Time 300 MA collision that formed the Appalachians 200 MA break up of Pangea Cretaceous and Cenozoic sedimentary rock deposition Quaternary beach complexes
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Geological Event 220 million years ago, Pangea broke apart as Atlantic Ocean opened. New continental margin formed in the southeast Accumulation of sediments on new eastern margin of North American created the Coastal Plain.
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Weathering and Erosion Coastal Erosion Inland erosion – Providence Canyon S.P. Other important weathering and erosion events led to the deposition of kaolin during the Cretaceous (40 – 100 million years ago)
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