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The geology of Texas and how it has shaped the community of Texas

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  2. How the community of Texas has been shaped

Generally, geology deals with the study of the earth and its processes with respect to its effect on the general life of humans or societies. For instance, it studies the history and material of mountains, glaciers and rocks and also analyzes processes like earthquakes, floods, and landslides. In this consideration, geologists are better positioned in advising the community as it regards to issues like a search of natural minerals, water, and other important resources. Importantly, through the historical study of various earth processes they warn communities of probable geologic hazards and provide mechanisms for minimizing the associated risks. This paper provides the geology of Texas and how it has shaped the community of Texas.

[...] On the other hand, the north and west of the faults are Edwards, Stockton, andthe Comanche Plateaus. The Red River is found extending across most of the central region and consists of limestone and Cretaceous shale outcrops. In addition, Edwards Aquifer is a vital water resource and is located in the Texas Hill country on a porous limestone formation. Paleozoic sedimentary rocks surround the Cretaceous rocks that host a source of granite, schist, and Precambrian gneiss called the Llano Uplift. Further, the late Cenozoic deposits of Pliocene and Miocene prevail in the Texas Panhandle. [...]

[...] This paper provides the geology of Texas and how it has shaped the community of Texas. Generally, Texas consists of various physiographic features that include rocky plateaus, forests, high plains, rocky plateaus, seas and coastal plains (Ferguson 12). Notably, all these features are controlled by the various structures and rocks that are underlying or cropping out across the state. Geologists state that the rocks, those that are underground and have been exposed in the search for oil and gas, as well as those exposed at the surface of the state, provide an accurate geologic history of Texas. [...]

[...] These rocks are said to be the foundation of continental mass and formed by the cooling of liquid state while others were deformed by altering the pre- existing rocks. Secondly, approximately 600-350 million years occurred Paleozoic era swallow seas inundated the Craton of Texas repeatedly. The era is associated with the Paleozoic rocks that include limestone, sandstones, and shale, and functionally they form the sediments forming the sea. Plate tectonic theory suggests that Texas Craton is located at the part of the North American plate that colluded with the African and European plates causing formation of Ouachita Mountains in South America that extent across Texas and hence the rocks. [...]

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