Beneath it all: bedrock geology of the Catskill Mountains and implications of its weathering

  title={Beneath it all: bedrock geology of the Catskill Mountains and implications of its weathering},
  author={Charles A. Ver Straeten},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • C. V. Ver Straeten
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Geology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The Devonian‐age bedrock of the Catskill Mountains has been the focus of many studies. This paper reviews the character and composition of the rocks of the Catskills, and examines weathering (rock decay) processes and their implications in the Catskills. Rocks of the Catskills and closest foothills consist of siliciclastic rocks (sandstones, mudrocks, conglomerates) with minimal, locally dispersed carbonate rocks. The former are dominated by quartz, metamorphic and sedimentary rock fragments… 

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