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Unformatted text preview: New Jersey New Jersey Geology Geology Physiographic Provinces Physiographic Provinces Valley and Ridge Highlands Piedmont Coastal Plain Valley and Ridge Valley and Ridge 7% of NJ steep-sided, linear ridges and broad valleys folded/faulted Paleozoic sedimentary rocks and a small amount of igneous Kittatinny Valley: 400-600 feet above sea level (asl) Kittatinny Mountain: 1600-1803 asl Highlands Highlands border with Valley and Ridge is unconformity at spots and fault at others 13% of NJ rugged topography series of discontinuous rounded ridges with deep, narrow valleys contiguous with Reading Prong (PA) and Hudson Highlands (NY) highly metamorphosed igneous and sedimentary rocks of middle Proterozoic age some valleys underlain with sedimentary rocks similar to Valley and Ridge a few mountains are middle Paleozoic sandstone and quartzite Wawayanda Mountain at 1496 asl is highest point valleys are less than 400 to 800 asl Piedmont Piedmont border with Highlands is the Ramapo Fault and various small faults and unconformities 20% of NJ slightly folded/faulted sedimentary and igneous rocks of the Mesozoic Era some highly folded/faulted older sedimentary rocks near southern Highlands small amount Proterozoic to early Paleozoic metamorphic rocks in Trenton and Jersey City areas...
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