Mon
Nov 16 2015
10:51 am

My buddy Chuck Sutherland is a geologist with a blog. If you have ever hiked along a Cumberland Plateau rock formation and marveled at the colors and structures and sometimes just plain weird things going on in the rock, Chuck has some information for you. It's not technical on the surface but can lead you away into details and real live geology if you want to pursue it. For most of us there are really cool pictures and descriptions that let us place names on the things we looked at on yesterday's hike. It starts like this:

About 325 - 260 million years ago, a mountain building event, called the Alleghanian orogeny happened as a result of the collision of the North America and Africa continental plates. The Cumberland Plateau represents the least deformed and westernmost region affected by this event.

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