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0.4 mi/8.7 mi
mi/13.2 mi From Stop 9, continue on Ridge Road.
Turn left onto Sawmill Road.
Turn right onto NJ 23.
End at High Point State Park Office
driveway. 40 Glossary
alluvial fan - A low, relatively
flat to gently sloping mass of
loose rock material, shaped
like an open fan or a segment
of a cone, deposited by a tributary stream at a marked
flattening in gradient such
as where a stream leaves a
mountainous area and enters a plain.
anticline - A fold, generally
convex upward, of which the
core or central part contains
bedding - The arrangement of a
sedimentary rock in beds or
layers of varying thickness
bedrock - A general term for the
consolidated (solid) rock that
underlies soil or other unconsolidated surficial material.
boreal - Pertaining to the north,
or located in northern regions.
braided stream - A stream that
divides into or follows an interlacing or tangled network
of several small branching
and reuniting shallow channels separated from each
other by branch islands or
channel bars, resembling in
plan the strands of a complex braid.
carbonate - A sediment formed
by the organic or inorganic precipitation from aqueous solution of carbonates of
calcium and magnesium or
a rock consisting chiefly of
carbonate minerals, such as
limestone, or dolomite. chert - A hard, very finegrained, extremely dense,
dull to glassy, crystalline
sedimentary rock, consisting
dominantly of interlocking
crystals of quartz.
Cordilleran ice sheet - Pleistocene ice sheet in western
North America that covered
the northern parts of the
Rocky Mountains, Cascade
Ranges extending into Alaska.
conglomerate - A coarsegrained sedimentary rock,
composed of rounded to subangular fragments larger
than 2 mm in diameter (granules, pebbles, cobbles, boulders) set in a fine-grained
mixture of sand or silt, and
commonly cemented by calcium carbonate, iron oxide,
silica, or hardened clay; the
consolidated equivalent of
cross-bed - A...
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