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Geology Fieldnotes: Big Bend National Park, Texas
That portion of the earth's surface known as "the Big Bend" has often been described as a "geologist's paradise". In part this is due to the sparse vegetation of the region, which allows the various strata to be easily observed and studied. In addition to a geologic history of the region, this site includes photographs, maps, recent earthquakes, volcanoes, petrology and paleontology relating to the park area, and visitor information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this web-site, unless otherwise indicated, is considered in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied as is permitted by the law. Not all information on this web-site has been created or is owned by the NPS. If you wish to use any non-NPS material, you must seek permission directly from the owning (or holding) sources.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-219
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Tour of Park Geology: River Systems'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Park Service; Geologic Resources Division