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The Andes or Andean Mountains are the longest continental mountain range in the world, forming a continuous highland along the western edge of South America. The Andes also has the 2nd most elevated highest peak of any mountain range, only behind the Himalayas. The range’s elevation throughout the mountains is an average of about 4,000 m. The Andes mountain range was formed over 45 million years ago. They were formed by tectonic activity whereby the Earth is uplifted as one...
The Rocky Mountains is an extensive mountain range located in western North America. It stretches for 1,900 miles from British Columbia to New Mexico in the southwest side of the United States. The age of the mountain is estimated to be 55 to 80 million years old when tectonic activities and erosion caused plates to slide underneath the North American plate (Bird, 1503). This resulted in dramatic formation of valleys and peaks as the glaciers erupted. The highest peak of...
The St. Francois Mountains of southern Missouri is an area that has drawn igneous petrologist from all over the world to its location. It is comprised of exposed Precambrian rocks brought to the surface by volcanic and intrusive activity that is dated to be 1.45-1.28 billion years in age. Regionally speaking, the rocks of the St. Francois Mountains are a part of the Mesoproterozoic Easter Granite-Rhyolite Province. It is common for these rocks to be buried underneath Phanerozoic sediments and...
As human beings we all have memories about the best place that we liked a lot, especially when we were young. Because as we grow up, those memories grow with us and became part of our lives. In my case I have seen pretty much places that were fascinating me, but the only place that I can never forget was the ‘Djurdjura Mountains’ where I used to go when I was young. Simply because it was the most marvelous place...