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Wyoming Field GuideWyoming Field Guide DEES Graduate Student Field Trip
 

Summary: Wyoming Field GuideWyoming Field Guide
DEES Graduate Student Field Trip
June-July 2011
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University 2011
Prepared and edited by Natalia Zakharova and Jason Jweda
Front page photo: Elephant Rock, WY
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Table of Content:
PREFACE .....................................................................................................................................................................4
TRIP ITINERARY.......................................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTION TO WYOMING ...........................................................................................................................7
REGIONAL GEOLOGY.............................................................................................................................................8
OVERVIEW OF OROGENIC EVENTS IN THE ROCKIES ...................................................................................................8
STRATIGRAPHIC EXPRESSION OF ANCESTRAL ROCKIES AND LARAMIDE UPLIFTS ...................................................10
LARAMIDE DEFORMATION........................................................................................................................................13
WYOMING-IDAHO THRUST BELT..............................................................................................................................17
TETON MOUNTAIN UPLIFT HISTORY ........................................................................................................................20
BASIN AND RANGE NORMAL FAULTING...................................................................................................................22
GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF BOULDER AREA, COLORADO..............................................................................................25

  

Source: Anchukaitis, Kevin - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences