caprock
noun Date: 1859 cap 2a

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  • Caprock — For the region near Texas, see Caprock, Texas. Caprock is a geological term for a harder or more resistant rock type overlying a weaker or less resistant rock type. Common types of caprock are sandstone and ultramafic rock types. In processes… …   Wikipedia

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  • Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway — is a Texas state park on the Caprock Escarpment in Briscoe County, Texas, United States, approximately 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Amarillo. The state park opened in 1982 and is 15,313.6 acres (56.5 km²) in size, making it the third largest… …   Wikipedia

  • Caprock, New Mexico — Caprock is an unincorporated town in Lea County, New Mexico, United States. Points of interests * KOBR TV Tower …   Wikipedia

  • Caprock Chief — The Caprock Chief or Caprock Xpress was a proposed Amtrak inter city rail service which would run from Fort Worth, Texas to Denver, Colorado, passing through the Texas Panhandle, which currently does not have passenger rail service of any kind.… …   Wikipedia

  • Caprock Escarpment — Escarpement du Caprock Fichier:Caprock Escarpment.jpg L escarpement du Caprock L Escarpement du Caprock (Caprock Escarpment en anglais) est une ligne géographique et géologique au Texas qui marque la transition entre les Hautes Plaines et la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Caprock Escarpment — The Caprock Escarpment is a geographical transition point in Texas between the High Plains/ Llano Estacado to the west and the North Central Plains to the east. The escarpment stretches around 320 km (200 mi) south southwest from the northeast… …   Wikipedia

  • Caprock, Texas — The Caprock is a region in the Panhandle of Texas (USA). It is the land to the west of the Caprock Escarpment, which separates it from plains stretching to the east at a much lower elevation …   Wikipedia

  • Caprock Escarpment — ▪ geological feature, Texas, United States       geological feature, Texas, U.S., that forms a natural transition between the High Plains (west) and the western edge of the North Central Plains (east). It forms the eastern border of the semiarid… …   Universalium

  • Escarpement de Caprock — Escarpement du Caprock Fichier:Caprock Escarpment.jpg L escarpement du Caprock L Escarpement du Caprock (Caprock Escarpment en anglais) est une ligne géographique et géologique au Texas qui marque la transition entre les Hautes Plaines et la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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