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We describe local structural controls on deposition above contractional fault-related folds that yield patterns of stratigraphic onlaps, pinch-outs, and facies transitions that are diagnostic of folding mechanism. In folds that grow by kink-band migration, stratigraphic onlaps and pinch-outs that formed at emergent fold scarps are incorporated into fold limbs and aligned along growth axial surfaces. In contrast, the positions of these same features in structures that grow primarily by limb rotation are more variable and are controlled directly by sedimentation-to-uplift ratio. We present kinematic models and natural examples that integrate seismic reflection data and well control to describe these...

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