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    Geo Project

    Hello.

    I was wondering if there were any geologists or similar on the forums that might know a bit about south mountains history? I'm doing a project in class about it and am having a hard time gleaming a good grasp of it off of the topographic and geologic maps. Any help is appreicated.

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    Topography gives you a hint of what's going on....telegraph pass is there for a reason. Is your paper due tomorrow?

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    The eastern half of SoMo is a classic metamorphic core complex (MCC). The rock exposed in eastern SoMo is a Miocene-age granodiorite. The contact with the granodiorite magma chamber with the older preCambrian schist is visible in the roadcut just to the west of Telegraph Pass. Northeast-southwest-oriented extension unroofed the granodiorite (there are two schools of tho0ught on MCC formation)...should I go on? PM me and I can give you more info. Got my MS Geology at ASU studying under Steve Reynolds, THE metamorphic core complex god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GilaMonster View Post
    Got my MS Geology at ASU studying under Steve Reynolds, THE metamorphic core complex god.
    I studied at UofA under George Davis.....THE other metamorphic core complex god.....

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    Awesome GilaMonster, thanks for being so helpful. That's pretty much all I needed actually. I'm in the asu geo 103 class and decided to do my project on the geologic features of South Mountain. I'm pretty much done, just needed a little more history behind it. And yes, it's due tomorrow, though I don't know why that matters. I'm already on page six, so it isn't quite that I've blown it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    I studied at UofA under George Davis.....THE other metamorphic core complex god.....
    That is true, Maad, there are two giants in the metamorphic core complex world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GilaMonster View Post
    That is true, Maad, there are two giants in the metamorphic core complex world.
    Lots of folks have contributed to this field.
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