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New Hampshire Geology

New Hampshire Geology

New Hampshire geology is best described as a jumbled and tumbled mass of rocks. There are any number of accreted terraines 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.

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.

pile of sand

Imagine how tall this pile of sand used to be? It's been eroding for over 12,000 years and you know how easily rain causes sand to be transported to the ocean for goodness sake!

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!

ring dike

This is the world-famous ring dike we now call the Ossipee Mountains. It was the basement of an ancient volcano.

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 so large you've never seen anything like it.

I urge you to purchase this amazing book that will open your eyes to the wonderful geology of New Hampshire.

stepping stones across new hampshire book cover

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