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Wallace Gilroy Bronze Earth model

Wallace Gilroy bronze Earth model

Exhibition Text

The globe before you is a model of the solid Earth. The Earth's surface is broken up into 10 large and several small pieces called plates.

For emphasis and clarity, geologists often exaggerate the vertical dimension. The surface detail of this globe is vertically exaggerated 22.5 times.

Amount of Crust

Continental: 41%
Oceanic: 59%