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Geological Evolution of Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Region
Cross Section K
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The Late Paleozoic Alleghenian Orogeny
Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, and Permian;
320 my to 250 my
Supporting Pages: This detail page gives access to several more indepth discussions of the nature of the structural development of the Alleghenian orogeny. Each of the additional discussions is linked below.
Virginia on the Eve of the Alleghenian Orogeny: the rationalle for the interpretation.
Virginia After the Alleghenian Orogeny: the rationalle for the interpretation.
A Primer on Appalachian Structural Geology
The Fractal Nature of Structural Geology
Stratigraphic Section: (B&W html version; color pdf version)
The Alleghanian Stratigraphic Record
Environmental Processes, and Why the Late Paleozoic Stratigraphic Record is Special
Deltaic Environments: Concise Version. A Primer on Deltaic Environments, with an Example from Southwest Virginia (under construction)