Geology of the North Cascades

a mountain mosaic by R. W. Tabor

Publisher: Mountaineers in Seattle, WA

Written in English
Cover of: Geology of the North Cascades | R. W. Tabor
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Places:

  • North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.),
  • Washington (State)

Subjects:

  • Geology -- North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.),
  • Geology -- Washington (State),
  • North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRowland Tabor and Ralph Haugerud ; drawings by Anne Crowder.
ContributionsHaugerud, Ralph Albert.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE176.C37 T33 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination143 p. :
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL388765M
ISBN 100898866235
LC Control Number98052131
OCLC/WorldCa40559713

Geology of Mount Baker's Easton Glacier Schools Youth Join us in the North Cascades! For personalized assistance on which program is right for you, questions about payment options, scholarships, teacher clock hours or anything else, contact our friendly registration team M-F am - pm. () Email.   Geology of the North Cascades: Summary and Enigmas / Rowland W. Tabor and Ralph A. Haugerud Synthesis of Geochemical Data for Mafic Rocks in the Crystalline Core of the North Cascades and Potential Correlatives: Tectonic Implications / Ellen P. Metzger, Robert B. Miller, Gregory D. Harper, and James H. Macdonald : The Picket Range is a small, extremely rugged subrange of the North Cascades in the northwestern part of the American state of is entirely contained within North Cascades National is about 6 miles ( km) long, running northwest–southeast, and lies north of the Skagit River, west of Ross Lake, and east of Mounts Baker and : Luna Peak.   With the constant seismic rumblings in the Pacific Northwest, it's good to put things into perspective. After all, in geologic time, the formation of the North Cascades was just the blink of an eye. In this article, we get some insight from a local Professor of Geology.

As Beckey points out in the very title of his history book, the North Cascades are a "range of glaciers", like none other in the contiguous United States. Forgive my US-POV in saying that. I've been to Banff and Jasper National Parks where there are some *serious* glaciers (the Coast Mountains probably even more so, but I haven't really been.

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Rowland Tabor and Ralph Haugerud are geologists with the US Geological Survey and have extensive experience mapping the geology of the Pacific Northwest.

They have published many scientific papers on North Cascade geology, and Tabor is the author of several popular guide books, including the Geology of Olympic National Park/5(6). This superb book is a guide to the geology and natural history of the North Cascades-a wild, nearly roadless mountain range in northern Washington State.

The book is not only an indispensable visitors' guide that describes key viewpoints and outcrop features along roads and trails in the region, but also explains to the novice, how the North Cascades came into being in wonderfully lucid language/5(6).

Composed of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth, Washington's North Cascade region is a true geologic : Mountaineers Books, The.

Composed of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth, Washington's North Cascade region is a true geologic mosaic/5.

Composed of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth, Washington's North Cascade region is a true geologic mosaic.

Material in this site has been adapted from a book, Geology of the North Cascades: A Mountain Mosaic by R. Tabor and R. Haugerud, of the USGS, with drawings by Anne Crowder. It is published by The Mountaineers, Seattle. Geologic Formations The North Cascades are still rising, shifting and forming.

Geologists believe that these mountains are a collage of terranes, distinct assemblages of rock separated by faults. Fossil and rock magnetism studies indicate that the North Cascades terranes were formed thousands of miles south in the Pacific Ocean.

The North Cascades are generally characterized by exposure of plutonic and metamorphic rocks in contrast to the volcanic terrain to the south. The rocks of the North Cascades are more resistant to erosion, display greater relief, and show. Composed of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces Geology of the North Cascades book the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth.

The Cascade Range is part of a vast mountain chain that spans for over miles, from Mount Shasta, in northern California to British Columbia in the north. The beautiful North Cascade Range, located in northwestern Washington State, has some of the most scenic, and geologically complex mountains in the United States.

The sharp peaks, and rugged terrain of the northern. Geology of the North Cascades book of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth, Washington's North. The Geology of the North Cascades Range Trip Log Accreted Terranes of the North Cascades Range, Washington: Spokane to Seattle, Washington, July 21–29,Volume Cited by: 4.

"The North Cascades are Calling!" Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than glaciers.

Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. North Cascades Geology Sea-Floor Spreading Using their simple tools compass, hammer, hand lens, and microscope, geologists in the first half of the 20th century learned much about the continental crust, but little about the oceanic crust.

A good book for hikers interested in the Cascades, and a 'must' for geology pros and buffs who intend to visit those great mountains." (Sierra Club) "To weave a lifetime of observations and thoughts into a story accessible to a wide audience is an amazing accomplishment.

The North Cascades Highway, an illustrated natural history guide, helps travelers and readers to appreciate the deeper beauty behind the landscape.

Organized as a series of stops at eye-catching sites along eighty miles of the highway, The North Cascades Highway reveals the geological story of each location. Plate tectonics, rock formation, erosion, and glaciation are explored to show how the features /5(15).

Geology of the North Cascades: a mountain mosaic. [R W Tabor; Ralph Albert Haugerud] -- Composed of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth, Washington's North Cascade region is.

North Cascades National Park Geology The North Cascades are still rising, shifting and forming. Geologists believe that these mountains are a collage of terranes, distinct assemblages of rock separated by faults. Fossil and rock magnetism studies indicate that the North Cascades terranes were formed thousands of miles south in the Pacific Ocean.

Geology of the North Cascades, WA. Home Background Results PUBLICATIONS Photos Samples People Contact Peer-Reviewed Publications. Sauer, K.B., Gordon, S.M., Miller, R.B., Vervoort, J.D., Fisher, C.M., in press (accepted March 1, ), Provenance and metamorphism of the Swakane Gneiss: Implications for incorporation of sediment into the deep.

The Shuksan Metamorphic Suite (Misch ) and correlative Easton Schist (Smith ) occur on the western flank of the North Cascades of Washington as large fault-hounded fragments (10s of kms long) imbricated with other rock units in a north-south belt extending more than km.

Geology of the North Cascades: A Mountain Mosiac - Ebook written by Rowland Tabor, Ralph Haugerud. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Geology of the North Cascades: A Mountain Mosiac.

This superb book is a guide to the geology and natural history of the North Cascades-a wild, nearly roadless mountain range in northern Washington State.

The book is not only an indispensable visitors' guide that describes key viewpoints and outcrop features along roads and trails in the region, but also explains to the novice, how the North Cascades came into being in wonderfully lucid language/5.

Geology and Mineral Resources of the Northern Part of the North Cascades National Park, Washington INTRODUCTION This report was started as part of a study of the North Cascade Primitive Area, an area of aboutacres, which adjoined the Canadian border on the north and which extended from Mount Shuksan on the west to Rock Mountain on the east.

Beginning with a summary of the geologic history of the North Cascades, the first section also offers the novice a primer on geologic terms and processes. The second section covers more than accessible sites of geologic interest, arranged by reference to the rivers and streams of the : Mountaineers Books.

The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern includes both non-volcanic mountains, such as the North Cascades, and the notable volcanoes known as the High small part of the range in British Columbia is referred to as the Canadian Cascades or Countries: United States and Canada.

Geology and Mineral Resources of the Northern Part of the North Cascades National Park, Washington: GEOLOGY (continued) GLACIATION. Glaciation in the northern part of the North Cascades National Park has produced remarkable scenic features, such as deep, steep-sided to vertical-walled U-shaped valleys (fig.

16A). scientific papers on North Cascade geology, and Tabor is the author of several popular guide books, including the Geology of Olympic National Park. An ok read. More of a hikers guide to geology. This superb book is a guide to the geology and natural history of the North Cascades-a wild, nearly roadless mountain range in northern Washington State.

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Plate tectonics, rock formation, erosion, and glaciation are explored to show how the features of the North Cascades landscape came into being as they exist today. Human history is also included, as the book describes how miners, climbers, and poets have been inspired by the geology and terrain of the North : University of Washington Press.

Misch (, p. ) considered inliers of phyllite in the greenschist on the south slopes of Mount Shuksan to be the crests of tight anticlines. Many of these contacts, however, are high-angle faults. West of Mount Shuksan, just north of upper Curtis Glacier, greenschist layers occur in phyllite and phyllite layers in greenschist.

UW Mailbox Seattle, WA Fax: () Email: [email protected] Publisher for the University of Washington Member of the Association of University Presses.Beginning with a summary of the geologic history of the North Cascades, the first section also offers the novice a primer on geologic terms and processes.

The second section covers more than accessible sites of geologic interest, arranged by reference to the rivers and streams of the range.The North Cascades are a section of the Cascade Range of western North span the border between the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S.

state of Washington and are officially named in the U.S. and Canada as the Cascade Mountains. The portion in Canada is known to Americans as the Canadian Cascades, a designation that also includes the mountains above the east Elevation: 10, ft (3, m).