Unit 2 text part 1 - Geo-sciences 10 Unit 2 - Text Part 1...

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Geo-sciences 10 – Unit 2 - Text Part 1 Death Valley as deep as 282 feet below sea level , the lowest land in the western hemisphere 20 miles west are the highest peaks in the continental US (Telescope Peak, Mt. Whitney) hottest driest place in the U.S. All 2 inches of rainfall evaporates quickly Devil's Race Track – formed by salts left on mud flats via evaporating waters Water evaporates and leaves salt deposits, water freezes on top during winter, which creates dragging rocks via strong winds contains boron a rare element that is used in soaps, water softeners mining began in 1880s but is being phased out copper, gold, silver, lead , and talc have been mined Pull-Apart Faults Death Valley's depth is because it has been dropped downward along faults as the region has been pulled apart layers of rock and stream deposits are offset across the faults fits and starts cause earthquakes Because of the angles of the faults the region is getting wider, an inch or two per year across the whole Basin and Range the west unzips Gulf of California: baja used to be attached of Mexico and continues to move outward may extend up into the death valley as the west unzips A ridge exists down the middle of the gulf a volcano that has lava leak up along a crack, hardens, and moves slowly away as new lava
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Unit 2 text part 1 - Geo-sciences 10 Unit 2 - Text Part 1...

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