M_W_Chapter_20.2_Later_Paleozoic_North_America_Short_version

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Middle to Late Paleozoic Events 1. Tectonics and sediments 2. Climate
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Caledonian Orogeny - late Silurian closure of Iapetus between Europe and North America .
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Eastern Margin of North America Catskill clastic wedge Rapid lateral changes from sandstone to shales Oil traps Building stones
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Unformatted text preview: Kaskaskia Sequence Mississippian: carbonates became predominant sediment in epeiric sea Salem limestone: oolitic limestone Pennsylvanian Many transgressions and regressions, related to advances/retreats of Gondwanas continental glaciers...
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2011 for the course GEOL 106 taught by Professor Richter during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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