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    • Pikes Peak: America theBeautifulhttp://www.pikespeaktv.com/Pikes%20Peak%20For%20Web%20Big.jpg
    • History• Pikes Peak is a National HistoricLandmark• Popular tourist attraction being the easternmost 14er in Colorado• Snow can occur at the peak any time ofthe year• Igneous batholith first created over 1billion years ago
    • Geological MakeupPikes Peak is created ofpink granite. Pink graniteis an igneous rockconsisting of feldspar,mica, and quartz. Granitegets its pink hue fromorthoclase feldspar.These igneous rocks arecreated from magma deepinside earth.
    • Millions of Years Ago in a Land Notso Far Away• Colorado has the luck of having a verydiverse terrain• There are mountains, plains, plateaus,and mesas• The granite at Pikes Peak was formed 1billion years ago• Three stages led to the mountain as wesee it today
    • Stage One• The Rockies have ancestors too• The first Rocky Mountains were created abillion years ago• This included sea floor spreading that ledto the fault line in Colorado convergingand creating the beginnings of todaysmountains
    • Stage Two• Great erosion turned this range into rubblethrough weathering• Traces of it can now be seen in areassuch as Garden of the Gods• Water came to cover the area and broughtmore sediment with it• This sediment covered the sea floor thatwould become the crust of the early RockyMountains
    • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L8Z9QPketjM/TVm2vG-NrQI/AAAAAAAAAAU/oxTfFZZBkR0/s1600/batholith.gifAs slow converging pushedthe batholith upward, erosionscraped the sediment crustoff exposing the massivegranite formation.This left a massive piece ofrock for mother nature tocarve as she seemed fit.Not only were there glaciers,but streams and wind helpedcarve the faces of thegrandiose mountain.
    • Stage 3: Rise of the Ice Age• Glaciers carve theRockies as we knowthem today• Frost wedging brokethe solid granite apart• This carving helpedthe granite mountainto rise to its fullstature http://extremeicesurvey.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/MM7246_062306_509_.jpg
    • Works Cited1. "Pikes Peak, Batholith," Wikipedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikes_Peak,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batholith2. "Pikes Peak - Americas Mountain,"http://pikespeak.us.com/Learn/geology.html3. Hobart King, "Granite," http://geology.com/rocks/granite.shtml4. "Batholith Science Definition,"http://science.yourdictionary.com/batholith5. Sarah, "From Uplift to Glaciation: The Geological History of the PikesPeak Region," American Museum of Natural History,http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/young-naturalist-awards/winning-essays2/1999/from-uplift-to-glaciation-the-geological-history-of-the-pikes-peak-region6. Darrell Hess, McKnights Physical Geography A LandscapeAppreciation, Pearson, New Jersey, 2011
    • Works Cited1. "Pikes Peak, Batholith," Wikipedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikes_Peak,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batholith2. "Pikes Peak - Americas Mountain,"http://pikespeak.us.com/Learn/geology.html3. Hobart King, "Granite," http://geology.com/rocks/granite.shtml4. "Batholith Science Definition,"http://science.yourdictionary.com/batholith5. Sarah, "From Uplift to Glaciation: The Geological History of the PikesPeak Region," American Museum of Natural History,http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/young-naturalist-awards/winning-essays2/1999/from-uplift-to-glaciation-the-geological-history-of-the-pikes-peak-region6. Darrell Hess, McKnights Physical Geography A LandscapeAppreciation, Pearson, New Jersey, 2011