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Geological Maps of Minnesota.
Many people are surprised by Minnesota's geology.

The Sawtooth mountains along the North Shore are what's left of an ancient mountain range, formed by lava escaping through fissures in the earth and long periods of erosion.
The Mid-continent Rift runs along the Lake Superior shore down to Kansas and up into Michigan. This rift was caused by lava oozing out of the earth about 1.1 million years ago.
Bubbles in the cooling lava formed pockets. Later water loaded with various minerals filled the pockets, then crystallized into rocks inside the cooled lava. When the lava broke down, these rocks (agates) were released.
Most of Minnesota's terrain and geology was greatly influenced by glaciers moving through the region. It is believed that some of these glaciers were a mile thick. They scraped and scoured the surface and now most of the state is covered with the debris from their retreat.
Minnesota has some of the planet's oldest rock: granitic gneiss at around 3.6 billion years old. Granitic Gneiss(pronounced "nice") is an attractive light-colored pink to red gneiss and has been quarried extensively, commonly seen in building facades and cemetary headstones.
Minnesota has lots of places to find fossils. Here is a fossil hunting guide for the Twin Cities area.
Minnesota not only has a continental divide but a "triple point divide" near Hibbing where the water flows in three different directions.

Resources and References:
USGS-Minneota's Volcanic Past
Minnesota Geological Survey
Minnesota River Basin Data Center
DNR Natural History Page

Also see Books: Minnesota Geology and Minnesota Underfoot.

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