Tag Archives: Mountain Building

c. 65 Million BCE: The Formation of the Majestic Alps

The Alps were formed from the collision of the African and Eurasian plates following the breakup of Pangea, leading to the uplift of sedimentary deposits from the Tethys Sea and creating complex geological structures, including [...]

c. 70 Million BCE: The Majestic Himalayas – A Tectonic Marvel

The Himalayas, formed from the collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates, are a prime example of the dramatic mountain-building process, resulting in peaks like Mt. Everest, created through thrust-faulting and continuous upward stacking of [...]

c. 80 Million BCE: The Geological Formation of the Rocky Mountains

Explains the formation of the Rocky Mountains, a geological anomaly far from the North American plate's edge, initially formed by continental collisions 300 million years ago and later uplifted by the subducting Farallon plate around [...]

c. 480 Million BCE: The Geological History of the Appalachian Mountains

Examines the formation and evolution of the Appalachian Mountains, tracing their origins to multiple plate collisions starting around 480 million years ago and discussing their transformation from towering peaks to the more subdued landscapes seen [...]