North American Orogenies

Ronald Blakey, Northern Arizona University, Department of Geology

This web-site contains files showing simple cross sections of one or more states in selected North American orogenies (mountain building events). Major structures, elements, and rock units are shown. The orogenies covered here include the Wopmay, Taconic, Acadian, Alleghanian, Palisades, Antler, Ancestral Rockies, Sonoman, Sevier and Laramide.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology, Historical Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleogeography, Magmatism, Tectonics
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Solid Earth, Earth surface, Time/Earth History
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology