Lake Superior and the Midcontinent Rift: The Billion Year Story

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  • Videos or Animations

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EarthScope

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This short video tells the "story behind the scenery" covering both the geology and geoheritage - how the midcontinental rift gave rise to Lake Superior that is the basis of the area's water-based history and economy, the copper deposits that shaped the region's settlement and growth, and today's tourist industry.

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2015

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