Geological Time and Engineering Structures Quiz

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What is the approximate age of most rocks encountered by engineers?

10-500 years old

What continually modifies the Earth’s surface and creates new rocks?

Erosion and rock destruction

How old is the limestone at the summit of Mt Everest?

300 million years old

Why is it difficult to comprehend geological time?

The time gaps account for many contrasts in ground conditions

What do most surface landforms visible today result from?

Erosion within the last few million years

Test your knowledge about geological time and its impact on engineering structures. Learn about the age of the Earth, the formation and deformation of rocks, and the evolution of surface landforms.

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