In their paper, Mitra and Mount (1998) presented numerous hypothetical “kink-band” 2-D (two-dimensional) models, followed by case studies of “natural” fault-fold structures. Six case studies from the central Rocky Mountain area and one case study from the Central Basin platform in Texas are illustrated by short structural cross sections. The title of their paper suggests a definitive analysis, but the paper contains a number of serious errors, omissions, and questionable interpretations that invite examination.

For example, the absence of detailed location maps or structural contour maps with critical well spots that could provide the reader with a clear visualization of...

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