Topography & Mountains
suggested grade levels: 9-12
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Answer the following questions:
1. When did this Basin and Range faulting begin?
2. What is believed to be the total lateral extension undergone by southeast Idaho since Basin and Range faulting began?
3. Use the Eastern Idaho drainage & mountain range map and color all the mountain ranges named. Color those that you believe to be a result of Basin and Range faulting a different color than the others. (hint: use Rocks, Rails & Trails maps on page 4 and page 5 to help decide).
Geography: Geography Topics