New Hampshire Geology
New Hampshire Geology - Lots Going On
New Hampshire geology is best described as a jumbled and tumbled mass of rocks. There are any number of accreted terranes from ancient periods of continental drift and the state is littered with evidence of the last period of continental glaciation. If you are a person that believes in man-caused climate change, you'll not like what you see in New Hampshire.
You should read Rough Hewn Land if you want to discover lots more about accreted terranes. Think of them as enormous thick pieces of ocean bedrock miles thick that resemble wood shavings that are created when a wood plane shaves lumber.
For example, how can you explain this massive pile of sand that's over 150 above the current Pemigewasset River at Exit 23 on Interstate 93? This sand was deposited by a massive meltwater river from the glacier that stretched from the North Pole all the way down to Central Park in New York City as well as all the upper Midwestern states.
This book is a must-have if you want to discover lots about the world-famous ring dike that we now call the Ossipee Mountains. When you look at a topographic map of these mountains they look like a worn-down volcano. Well that's because they were!
You'll also tickle your little gray cells as you discover facts about the storied Meredith Porphyritic Granite - perhaps the most beautiful rock in all of New England. The feldspar crystals are large. Some are as big as 3 inches long and over an inch thick. They're so large you've never seen anything like it.
I urge you to purchase Stepping Stones Across New Hampshire. It will open your eyes to the wonderful geology of New Hampshire. This book will go out of print. ORDER IT NOW.