A. Please post a 250 word description of geologic features associated with Connecticut

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Sunapee, NH is a beautiful area year-round. New Hampshire is known as the “granite state,” and in the recent past it touted the famous New England landmark the “Old Man in the Mountain” (which unfortunately crumbled, though it has been reconstructed). Like many New Hampshire towns, Sunapee is a hilly area with winding roads. If you head out of town and go on the highway, you’ll see great walls of jagged, exposed granite rise high above you at times, between dense rolling forests. Sunapee is well-known for Lake Sunapee, a popular tourist spot, though it has a number of smaller ponds and rivers as well: Otter Pond and the Sugar River are a couple of these, in addition to wetlands like Wendell Marsh and the Philbrick-Criceneti bog.  

Sunapee also has some great hiking trails, locally called Clark Lookout. The trail leads up to a hill high enough to show a breathtaking view of Lake Sunapee and the surrounding mountains and hills. Clark Lookout itself is bordered by “mending walls,” old stone boundaries built by colonial farmers, which have been misshapen over the years by the slowly shifting plates beneath. On the hill of Clark Lookout, you can see patches of rough exposed rock between star moss and tufts of copper-colored grass.

There are two faults running across Sunapee: the Chalk Pond Fault and the Georges Mills Fault. The Sunapee area has two plutons or bodies of igneous intrusive rock: the Mount Clough (which contains rocks called the Bethlehem Gneiss) and the Cardigan Pluton (which contains rocks called the Kinsman).


Allen, Timothy. BEDROCK GEOLOGY OF THE LAKE SUNAPEE AREA, WEST-CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE. Keene State College, NH. Retrieved by http://tim.thorpeallen.net/Research/Papers/LakeSunapeeGeology.pdf

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