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Re: islands in the Pacific-was Re: mammal mystery

From: Bettyc <Bettyc@flyinggoat.com>
 > but aren't the Rockies an example of granite mountains that were formed
 > ABOVE ground during the Cretaceous? 

No. The granite bodies of the present-day rockies are the exposed
cores of the original uplifts.  They are "above ground" today
due to erosion.

 > And wouldn't a fissure-fill be
 > quite likely to hold Cretaceous fossils in the Rockies, since there is
 > every liklyhood that there was dinosaur fauna in the area?
Maybe.  However, I know of no fossil localities in the western, granitic

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