Abstract by Amy Jeppson
The Geology of Northern New England
I am assisting Professor Dorais with illustrations for his new book, The Geology of Northern New England. This book covers the processes that formed the Appalachians from the Taconic Orogeny to the rifting of Pangea and the formation of the Atlantic Ocean followed by the intrusion of anorogenic plutons. This presentation will first give a general overview of the major events that formed northern New England. For each of the major events that formed the area, maps will be shown to provide context, and a stop from the field guide will be covered for each event. This field guide will be an important asset to those wishing to learn more about the geology of northern New England.