The Geology of the North Carolina Coastal Plain

The rocks that underlie North Carolina tell a story of almost 2 billion years of Earth history spanning the forming of two super continents, multiple rifting events, and the collision of multiple terranes. The sediments of the Coastal Plain record the erosion and deposition of the once grand Appalachian Mountain chain that resulted from the last mountain building event in North Carolina.

To explore and learn more about the geology of the North Carolina Coastal Plain

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Chris Bagley (undergraduate student from Appalachian State University) assisted with the development of the layout and design, banner, and other graphics of the website through the Appalachian State University's Dean of Arts and Science's Summer Research Stipend.