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Geology of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Potomac River Corridor, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia

Rocks representing a variety of tectonic and depositional environments outcrop along the canal and towpath and reveal the geologic history of the central Appalachian region from the Mesoproterozoic to Jurassic Period.

by Southworth, C. Scott; Brezinski, David K.; Orndorff, Randall C.; Repetski, John E.; and Denenny, Danielle M.
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1691
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Mesozoic, Paleozoic, Precambrian, Bedrock geologic units, Engineering geology, Fossils, Geologic history, Geologic maps, Geologic structure, Guidebooks, Lithostratigraphy, Stratigraphy, Structural geology, Parks
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Allegany, Berkeley, Fairfax, Frederick, Jefferson, Loudoun, Montgomery, Morgan, Washington,
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