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Structural Geology Faults

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Alexander R. Papp
Alexander R. Papp
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Published:
January 01, 1998

Abstract

Tectonism has played a significant role in the formation of many coal basins throughout the world. In addition, tectonic factors provide stability or instability for peat accumulation and are catalysts for detrital influxes that terminate mires (Lyons and Rice, 1986; Korsch and Totterdell, 1995). Tectonic processes, such as folding and faulting, modify the coal deposit. Deciphering the tectonic history of a region and identifying the location and character of faults can be a challenge.

A fault is a natural break in strata where opposing block(s) have been subjected to movement. There are many fault classifications in the literature, most being based on genetic stress regimes and/or geometric configurations. Faults within coal deposits are derived through the processes of tectonism, sediment compaction, combustion, and glaciation.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Atlas of Coal Geology

Alexander R. Papp
Alexander R. Papp
Certified Coal Geologist
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James C. Hower
James C. Hower
Certified Coal Geologist
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Douglas C. Peters
Douglas C. Peters
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
45
ISBN electronic:
9781629810195
Publication date:
January 01, 1998

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