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Title: Field Trip Guide: The Geology Along the Trails West of NCAR
Url: http://www.coloscisoc.org/fieldtrips/ft1.html
Creator: Evanoff, Emmett
Hirschfeld, Sue Ellen
Publisher: Colorado Scientific Society
Description: This guide will introduce hikers to the rocks and geologic history of the Front Range as seen along the trails west of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Table Mesa facility in Boulder, Colorado. Field trip stops include outcrops of rock formations representing inland sea deposits (Dakota, Benton Niobrara, Pierre) laid down before the uplift of the present Rocky Mountains about 70 million years ago, through rock formations (Fountain, Lyons, Lykins) produced by the erosion of the Ancestral Rocky Mountains which were uplifted approximately 300 million years ago. Walking the tour takes hikers down the geologic section through older and older rocks. Each stop in the guide has geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) for use with GPS, and descriptions of rock textures, mineralogy, and fossils. A downloadable, printable version is available.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Geographical divisions -- America -- North America -- United States -- Special regions -- Western states. Rocky Mountains
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research -- Fieldwork
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Rocks
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Teachers
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
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Language: English
Rights: Colorado Scientific Society
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Geologic time
Geology
Mineralogy or petrology
Physical sciences
science
Structural geology
Date Of Record Release: 2011-07-01 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-30 09:59:48 (W3C-DTF)
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