Geo - TransPecosTexas

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Trans-Pecos Texas               Our state's most diverse province; an eclectic blend of mountains, plateaus, and  plains,   overlying   an   equally   varied   geological   base.    Modest   exposures   of   ancient  Precambrian   rocks   are   encountered   near   Van   Horn   and   El   Paso,   and   Paleozoic  sedimentary rocks are found in some abundance throughout the area. Younger Mesozoic  marine sedimentary rocks are very abundant, as are Cenozoic sedimentary and volcanic  rocks.                Much of the region consists of north-south elongated, fault-bound basins. These  include the GuadalupeRange, with GuadalupePeak (8,751 feet above sea level). The  GuadalupeMountains are composed of late Paleozoic (Permian) limestone, and they are  but a small exposed part of the ancient Capitan Reef which formed in Late Paleozoic time 
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