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12.3: Activity 12B - Caves and Karst in California

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    1. Download the Google Earth KML file for the Geology of California. In the browser version of Google Earth, click on “Projects” along the toolbar. Select “New Projects” and “import KML file from computer”. Select the file you just downloaded: “cageol”. This file should now show in the browser version of Google Earth.
    2. Now search for Moaning Caverns. Zoom in to Moaning Caverns Adventure Park.
    3. Click on the color beneath the location pin. What type of rock is this?
    4. What is the probable geologic age of this rock?
    5. Click on “Detailed description”. This will bring up additional information about the geologic unit. Under “Stratigraphic unit” there are a number of named formations and groups. What is the probable name of this rock formation?
    6. Now search for Black Chasm Cave.
    7. Click on the color beneath the location pin. What type of rock is this?
    8. What is the probable geologic age of this rock?
    9. Click on “Detailed description”. This will bring up additional information about the geologic unit. Under “Stratigraphic unit” there are a number of named formations and groups. What is the probable name of this rock formation?