Unformatted text preview: the Blue Mountains formed. For this reason this paper will explore several topics related to the Cullowhee formation, using data obtained from a sample of rock from the formation. • Background information on the Cullowhee Formation to give context to the confusion surrounding its place in the development of the Blue Ridge Mountains. • A first hand description of the area the sample was located in. • A description of the petrology and mineralogical composition of the sample. • A description of the mineral chemistry and geochemistry of the sample. • A section in which all the gathered data is collated and used to determine how the formation is connected to the area around it and if an origin for the formation can be determined....
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- Spring '12
- Petrology, Granite, Appalachian Mountains, Cullowhee Formation