Talk:Geology of the United States

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Which sections should this article have?[edit]

I found this map ( which is a nice overview and could serve to name the sections of this article. What do you think? --Tobias1984 (talk) 19:30, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

The map on page 661 of this text (url= would be more my inclination. It appears to have a bent more towards Geology than geography. To do this we would keep the basic structure we have now, but rearrange some of the information we have. --Al Climbs (talk) 04:57, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Sounds good. Maybe the map department can help us out with a similar map. Or we could add the names to the USGS map in the article. --Tobias1984 (talk) 06:17, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I started an attempt to organize the article as such in my sandbox. I try to have a section on history and one on structures for each major province as per the link above. I open it to all good faith edits. I think if pictures and internal links are added, along with some more content on the North American Cordillera, it will be an improvement on this article. I have attempted to include all sourced material from this article.--Al Climbs (talk) 10:17, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Mexico and Central America[edit]

I tried to add Mexico into the article. I think that most of it and some of Central America is there. Note that the Paragraph in American Cordillera containing the Sierra Madre Oriental is sometimes separated from the Cordillera itself and is contained with separate discussion about the Rocky Mountains. If we split up the western US into separate areas, we should split this along the same lines. --Al Climbs (talk) 21:40, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Sorry. I forgot to say that I hope everyone's ok with me putting the Yucatan Pennisula under the Mexican Margin. This margin needs to be collapsed into the rest of the Gulf Coast in the end, I think. --Al Climbs (talk) 21:41, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Restored to US content[edit]

Not sure why this was left with all that North America content following the recent moving & shuffling, but I've chopped it back to just the US. Still needs work. Vsmith (talk) 17:48, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

American Cordillera section should be userfied[edit]

This is the worst section on geology I have ever read on Wikipedia, and, after getting kicked off of the owned Geology of North America article I am surprised. Let's just look at the first sentence:

The geology of Alaska is typical of that of the cordillera, while the major islands of Hawaii consist of Neogene volcanics erupted over a hot spot.

If the geology of Alaska is typical, it seems you could first describe the geology of the Cordillera, but, no, Alaska is just typical of some vast, or other, but unknown geology.

And now, here on Wikipedia, we have moved Hawaii to the American Cordillera? Why is Hawaii discussed here? If you are going to define.this article as geology by political boundaries, then say it, and move through it, but do not make stuff up by putting Hawaii in the American Cordillera without explanation.

This article needs removed from article space. Same with Geology of North America.

- (talk) 14:52, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Appalachian orogenic pants[edit]

What is "Appalachian orogenic pants"? Is that vandalism or a legit geography term? Dedwarmo (talk) 20:03, 17 June 2016 (UTC)