Long Range Mountains
Long Range Mountains are a series of mountains along the west
coast of the Canadian island of Newfoundland.
They also form the northernmost section of the Appalachian chain on
the eastern seaboard of North America.
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1. Around 1,200 million years ago, in the Precambrian era, the
ancient core of what is now eastern North America collided slowly with
another continent to form a vast mountain range. All that remains today
are the deeply eroded granites and gneisses of the Long Range mountains.
2. In late Precambrian time, the super continent began to break
apart. As it split, steep fractures formed and filled with molten rock
from below. This magma cooled into the diabase dykes seen in the cliffs
of Western Brook Pond and Ten Mile Pond.
3. By 570 million years ago the continent finally rifted apart, and
the resulting basin became an ocean. What was the ocean called?
- Iapetus Ocean
- Gerinomno Ocean
- Pizza Ocean
4. What is the section of the Long Range Mountains located on the
west coast of the island of Newfoundland, Canada, along the Gulf of St.
- Mantooth Mountains
- Cummings Mountains
- Anguille Mountains
5. The Cabox is a mountain located in western Newfoundland,
near the costal city of Corner Brook and is the highest peak in
Newfoundland. It is the central peak of the Lewis Hills range of the
Long Range Mountains. What is the mountain's height?
- 1,271 feet
- 2,671 feet
- 3,671 feet