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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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