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With what type of rock was blue ridge mountain formed?
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Asked in Geology, Plate Tectonics
Age of the rock at the mid Atlantic ridge compared to a mid ocean ridge?
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is part of the greater mid-ocean ridge system, an underwater mountain range that is over 40,000 miles long. The age of new rock closest to the ridge would be roughly the same anywhere along the ridge. ...
Asked in Geology
Is the mid-Atlantic rock the oldest continental rock?
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is neither Continental rock or indeed the oldest rock on the planet. The rock in the ridge is commonly the youngest, or of the youngest, on the planet, as it was formed most recently, and is oceanic, not continental, crustal rock. ...
Asked in Geology
Where are the yougest rocks found at the ocean ridge?
The youngest rock found in the ocean ridge is called a hot rocks. They are formed when oceanic plates diverge are separate from each other. ...
Why are rocks so close to a mid-ocean ridge younger than the ones that are farther away?
Mid-ocean ridges are basically underground volcanoes that lava from the Earth's Mantle can breach. The ocean, however, freezes the lava and that in turn forms rock. If this happens repeatedly, then the older rock gets pushed away from the source, and the younger, just formed rock is, therefore, closer to the ridge. So the younger rock being formed by the ridge is pushing away the older, previously made, igneous rock. ...