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The Sheep Mountain anticline in Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, is part of the Rocky Mountains. The mountain chain was formed during a period of intense plate tectonic activity, about 70 million to 40 million years ago. Anticlines are folds that arch upward, with older rocks in the center and younger rocks on the outside.
What is Geology?
The science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the earth has undergone or is undergoing.
Why is geology important?
An important part of geology is the study of how Earth's materials, structures, organisms, and the processes acting upon them, have changed over time. By studying geology, we can better understand the nature and probable consequences of the many events that the future holds for Earth and its inhabitants (especially humans).
What are some benefits of geology?
Geology is used in all sorts of ways to benefit man. Minerals exploration; petroleum exploration; groundwater exploration; volcanic hazard prediction; identifying safe localities for dams, or for disposal of hazardous waste; in engineering - for roads and foundations; remote sensing is also used in many applications; These are just a few examples of benefits from geological science.

What are Plate Tectonics?
In geology, a theory that the Earth's lithosphere (the crust and upper mantle) is divided into a number of large, plate like sections that move as distinct masses. The movement of the plates is believed to result from the presence of large convection cells in the Earth's mantle, which allows the rigid plates to move over the relatively plastic asthenosphere. The theory of plate tectonics was developed in the 1960s in an effort to explain the jigsaw like pattern of the Earth's continents. Although German…...

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