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Colorado Plateau Province

The Colorado Plateau Province of the Intermontane Plateaus is to the west of the southern Rocky Mountains — in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. It is characterized for the most part by large-textured forms. These have developed on a great thickness of nearly horizontal Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Tertiary formations, and by a dry climate.

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Mawson Plateau - Geography
... The Mawson Plateau is a 71 km² granite batholith at a height of between 600 and 750m ... It is dissected by Saucepan Creek and the Granite Plateau Creek both are tributaries of the Hamilton Creek ... The plateau is bounded by the Hamilton Creek on the north and west, the Granite Escarpment on the east and Freeling Heights in the south ...
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