My next post about the Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures is from even further back to my undergraduate days when we traveled the east coast hitting up National Parks.
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|The supercontinent Rodinia. Image courtesy of Public Water.
During the formation of Rodinia, the Great Smoky Mountains were located between the North America continent (known as Laurentia) and the Amazonia continent (seen above in the orange stripe). These proto-Great Smokys were formed during the mountain building event known as the Grenville Orogeny. Rodinia then started to break up around 750 million years ago.