Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Lewis Range of the Rocky Mountains was formed 170 million years ago as a result of an overthrust when colliding tectonic plates shoved a huge rock slab, half a dozen kilometers thick, eastward more than 100 kilometers. The peaks were then sculpted by glaciation. This range reaches a height of over 3,000 meters and forms the eastern edge of the Rockies along the Montana-Alberta border. It extends from Glacier to Waterton Lakes National Parks.

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Keywords: bend, canadian, compression, continental drift, convergent boundary, crust, erosion, fault block, geologic, geology, glacial, glaciation, glacier national park, lewis range, lithosphere, overthrust, plate tectonics, rocky mountains, shell, subduction, uplift, waterton lakes

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Lewis Range

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