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Pikes peak, colorado

  1. 1. Leah G.GEO 111 503
  2. 2.  Pikes Peak was created over billions of years through several earth processes.  Batholith Creation  Deposits of Sediment  Thrust and Uplift  Erosion and Weathering  Glacial Movement
  3. 3.  The batholith that is today’s Pikes Peak was formed when magma rose through the earth’s crust but did not breach it. The magma cooled, creating an igneous rock : granite.http://storify.com/WindofEpiphany/pikes-peak
  4. 4.  Sediment deposited at the bottom of a shallow sea provided the base for the ancestral Rocky Mountains.http://jmvigil.blogspot.com/2009/11/red-rock-canyon-open-space-xii.html
  5. 5.  The sediment was then uplifted, creating the ancestral Rocky Mountain range. Pikes Peak was lifted as well, but the granite was buried under layers of softer rock.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/1268/East-west-cross-section-of-the-fold-and-thrust-belt
  6. 6.  Glaciers movement transformed the rock into Pikes Peak. You can see the force with which they carved into the mountain by the abrasions left behind.http://303cycling.com/Assault-on-the-Colorado-Pikes-Peak-bicycle-hill-climb
  7. 7.  This view from Pikes Peak Avenue shows that the view has not changed much in recent history, I like to imagine that the picture on the right shows a little more erosion on the ridges.http://www3.gazette.com/then-now/
  8. 8.  Creating mountains is no easy feat.  Many forces come together to shape the magnificent peaks that many of us take for granted.  If we were missing any step they would not look the same.  The world around us is constantly changing, moving, eroding, sculpting.  Pikes Peak is a tribute to earth processes in action.
  9. 9. http://www.airphotona.com/image.asp?imageid=3171&catnum=0&keyword=&country=&state=&pagenum=539
  10. 10.  http://www.airphotona.com/image.asp?imageid=3171&catnum=0&keyword=&co untry=&state=&pagenum=539 http://www3.gazette.com/then-now/ http://303cycling.com/Assault-on-the-Colorado-Pikes-Peak-bicycle-hill-climb http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/1268/East-west-cross-section-of- the-fold-and-thrust-belt http://jmvigil.blogspot.com/2009/11/red-rock-canyon-open-space-xii.html http://storify.com/WindofEpiphany/pikes-peak http://www.kitchensaremonkeybusiness.com/2012/06/may-25-2012- hawthornes-are-at-pikes.html http://www.pikes-peak.com/page/122.aspx caveofthewinds.com/more-to-explore/geological-history/geology-of-the-pikes- peak-region http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/psicc/about-forest/districts/?cid=stelprdb5087145 http://pikespeak.us.com/Learn/geology.html http://rmg.geoscienceworld.org/content/34/2/289.abstract

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