"Catoctin Rocks!", Correct Answer to Question 1: South America and Africa collided with North America

Image of globe showing collision of South America and Africa with North America.
South America and Africa collided with North America

© Ron Blakey, NAU Geology.
Catoctin Mountain Park added labels and writing on top of image with red circles and names of continents over North America and South America and Africa.

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Question 1. A collision of what continents produced the high mountain ranges like the ancestral Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains?

Answer: South America and Africa collided with North America producing high mountain ranges like the ancestral Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a province of the Appalachian Mountains range.

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