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Permian   Listen
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Permian  n.  (Geol.) The Permian period. See Chart of Geology.






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... recognized in every continent, such as used to be known as the Trenton limestone, the mountain limestone, the chalk. Perhaps every proper system and period should be marked by such a limestone in the middle. The time classed as late Permian and Triassic on the other hand was one of uplift, disturbance, volcanic action and extreme climates, which gave us the traps of Mt. Tom, the Palisades of the Hudson, the bold scenery of the Bay of Fundy and the gypsum and red beds which are generally supposed to be quite ...
— Popular Science Monthly Volume 86



Words linked to "Permian" :   period, Paleozoic era, geological period, Permian period



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