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Geology of the Shenandoah National Park, Viginia

Thomas M. Gathright

Geology of the Shenandoah National Park, Viginia

by Thomas M. Gathright

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Published by Commonwealth of Virginia, Dept. of Conservation and Economic Development, Division of Mineral Resources in Charlottesville .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Virginia,
  • Shenandoah National Park.
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementThomas M. Gathright II.
      SeriesBulletin - Virginia Division of Mineral Resources ; 86
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE173 .A2 no. 86, QE174.S49 .A2 no. 86
      The Physical Object
      Pagination93 p. :
      Number of Pages93
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4694379M
      LC Control Number77620819

      Shenandoah National Park, preserve of square miles ( square km) in the Blue Ridge section of the Appalachian Mountains, in northern Virginia, U.S. The park was authorized in and established in The park is noted for its scenery, which affords some of the most spectacular panoramic. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Shenandoah features rolling tree-lined hills, wooded hollows, spectacular waterfalls and a diversity of wildlife, all easily accessible from the scenic Skyline Drive. The park preserves a remarkable slice of southern Appalachian natural history and beauty with a dazzling array of recreational opportunities.

        Order your copies of The Geology of Virginia today!. The Geology of Virginia is now available for purchase from the Virginia Museum of Natural History's online store. The page book is the first comprehensive review of Virginia's geology published in over a century. The Geology of Virginia describes, in depth, the geological features and history of the . This whisky-wine tasting trail offers eight wineries, three distilleries and two breweries to explore, along with gorgeous natural scenery tracing the boundary of Shenandoah National Park. Allstar Lodging Vacation Rentals. Let Allstar Lodging help you find your next Shenandoah Valley Vacation Rental. Serving the Shenandoah Valley for over 15 years!

        The One Virginia Park That Looks Like Something Out Of A Dr. Seuss Book. Have you ever been so mesmerized by the natural beauty in Virginia that you feel transported to another world?That may be your experience when you set foot in Shenandoah River State Park. Shenandoah National Park's Role in the Civil War The Blue Ridge Mountains region was one of the most essential tools used by both Confederate and Union essentials. Serving as an ideal natural barrier to conceal troop movements, from the Shenandoah Valley saw heavy military action as well as many lives lost.


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Geology of the Shenandoah National Park, Viginia by Thomas M. Gathright Download PDF EPUB FB2

Format: Book, Government Document; LOC call number: MRD3/B 87/86, QEA2 no; Published: Charlottesville: Commonwealth of Virginia, Dept. of Conservation and. Shenandoah National Park straddles the Blue Ridge, a unique line of mountains forming the easternmost rampart of the great Appalachian Range.

The story of Shenandoah’s mountains is the story of two mountain ranges, spanning over one billion years of earth’s history. Between and billion years ago, ancient collisions of tectonic. The geology of the Shenandoah National Park region of Virginia was studied from to The focus of the study was the park and surrounding areas to provide the National Park Service with modern geologic data for resource management.

Additional geologic data of the adjacent areas are included to provide regional context. Virginia is for Lavas- The Catoctin Formation. Many of the highest peaks in Shenandoah National Park (including Hawksbill, Stony Man, and Hightop Mountain, just to name a few) are underlain by distinctive bluish-green rocks that were once ancient lava flows (Virginia is for Lavas!), and are part of a geologic unit known as the Catoctin Formation.

Get this from a library. Geology of the Shenandoah National Park, Viginia. [Thomas M Gathright]. Geology. Current geological activity in Shenandoah National Park is a result of natural and man-made forces acting on the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Freezing and thawing can result in rockfalls and spalling from cliff faces. Severe thunderstorms and rain events can cause flooding and associated erosion. Geology Field Trip in Shenandoah National Park Ap After being snowed out in December and postponed in early April, this field trip was finally held on Thursday, April Malcolm Cameron led the trip with Jerry Hopkins attending.

Malcolm gave an overview of geologic history of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah National Park. The geology of the Shenandoah National Park region of Virginia was studied from to The focus of the study was the park and surrounding areas to provide the National Park Service with modern geologic data for resource management.

Additional geologic data of the adjacent areas are included to provide regional Size: 1MB. Shenandoah National Park / ˈ ʃ ɛ n ə n ˌ d oʊ ə / (often / ˈ ʃ æ n ə n ˌ d oʊ ə /) is an American national park that encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the state of park is long and narrow, with the Shenandoah River and its broad valley to the west, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont to the east.

Skyline Drive is the main park road, generally Location: Virginia, United States. Granite is a plutonic or igneous intrusive rock that forms by the slow cooling of trapped magma.

As the magma cools, interlocking crystals of feldspar, quartz, and mica form. One example is Old Rag Granite, which forms some of the mountainous peaks of Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Province, including Old Rag Mountain. Slate. Tom’s first project with the Geologic Mapping Section was to create a geologic map of Shenandoah National Park.

This work was published in as Bulle “Geology of the Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.” It remains one of the most popular reports related to Virginia geology. Tom subsequently completed geologicFile Size: 4MB.

Geology Along Skyline Drive: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia [Badger, Robert L., Color and B&W Illustration] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Geology Along Skyline Drive: Shenandoah National Park, VirginiaAuthor: Robert L. Badger. Shenandoah National Park has an entrance fee, payable at one of the four major entrance stations.

The fee is good for 7 consecutive days, even if you leave the park. The weather tends to be up to 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding lowlands, a good thing in summer. F ind Your Park at Shenandoah National Park - a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway.

The Park covers the crest of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and miles of this trail run through the Park.

Geology of Shenandoah National Park Review Melissa Williams. Geology of Virginia - Duration: The Tragedy and Triumph of the Creation of Shenandoah National Park - Duration.

This book is written for visitors to Shenandoah National Park who appreciate the natural beauty of the park and want to learn about the fascinating geologic features.

Readily observable geologic features are discussed at twenty-six different localities, twenty 5/5(1). Shenandoah National Park has plenty of outdoor activities for visitors in the way of hiking trails, biking parts of Skyline Drive, and traversing the waterways that wind through the park, but there are many destinations right outside the park’s four entrances that add to the beauty and excitement of the area.

Geography. Shenandoah is located at (, − According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of square miles ( km²), of which, square miles ( km²) of it is land and square miles ( km²) of it (%) is town is nestled between the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains and the Massanutten Ridge in Page County: Page.

Travel forums for Shenandoah National Park. Discuss Shenandoah National Park travel with Tripadvisor travelers. This record is maintained in the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB).

The NGMDB is a Congressionally mandated national archive of geoscience maps, reports, and stratigraphic information, developed according to standards defined by the cooperators, i.e., the USGS and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG).Publish Year:. The geologic story of Shenandoah National Park began 1 billion years ago.

Molten magma, miles beneath the earth's surface, slowly solidified to become the "basement rock," or core, of what we know today as the Blue Ridge Mountains. For the next million years, erosion and the uplifting of the earth's crust exposed the granitic basement rock.Shenandoah National Park Tourism: Tripadvisor reviews of Shenandoah National Park Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it .A hint of color in Shenandoah National Park announces the beginning of leaf-peeping season—the park's busiest time.

Skyline Drive, which runs for .