What Are the Physical Features of the Appalachian Plateau?

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Physical features of the Appalachian Plateau include coalfield sites, sandstone bluffs, sedimentary rocks and black shale. The Plateau is of great economic significance due to the coalfields in the area.

The Appalachian Plateau extends from New York to Alabama and forms the western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains. Its most scenic segment is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Georgia. In this area, as well as in neighboring Tennessee, there are spectacular views from local state parks.

The Appalachian Plateau also includes many limestone deposits, which are located in Mississippi. Here, there are a labyrinth of caves that developed due to acidic wear.