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The Coastal Plain

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The wide Coastal Plain belt of Late Cretaceous to Holocene deposits, extending from New Jersey to Texas, is one of the tapestry's outstanding patterns. These sedimentary rocks, deposited mostly in a marine environment, were later uplifted and now tilt seaward; part of them form the broad, submerged Atlantic Continental Shelf. Coastal Plain deposits overlap the older, more distorted, Paleozoic and Precambrian rocks immediately to the north and west.

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