Valley and Ridge province - The Geology of Virginia
 
    
S H E N A N D O A H   V A L L E Y

The most notable feature in the Shenandoah Valley is Massanutten Mountain. Massanutten is a doubly-plunging synclinorium whose subsurface geology continues through the Great Valley.

 
    

Features of the Shenandoah Valley from the Space Shuttle

The north and south forks of the Shenandoah River snake around Massanutten mountain to meet at Front Royal. The meanders may be structurally controlled by parallel joint sets. (Photograph from NASA.)

 
    

APPALACHIAN PLATEAU | VALLEY & RIDGE | BLUE RIDGE | PIEDMONT | COASTAL PLAIN
 

(6/17/2000)