Geologic province

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Geologic provinces of the world (USGS)

A geologic or geomorphic province is a spatial entity with common geologic or geomorphic attributes.[1] A province may include a single dominant structural element such as a basin or a fold belt, or a number of contiguous related elements. Adjoining provinces may be similar in structure but be considered separate due to differing histories.

Geologic provinces by origin[edit]

Geologic provinces based on origin:

Geologic provinces by resources[edit]

US coal regions and provinces.

Some studies classify provinces based upon mineral resources, such as mineral deposits. There are a particularly large number of provinces identified worldwide for petroleum and other mineral fuels, such as the Niger Delta petroleum province.

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  1. ^ "Geologic Province and Thermo-Tectonic Age Maps". Earthquake Hazards Program. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

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