North American Foreland Areas
The Rocky Mountain foreland as depicted by the Wyoming area is characterized by a series of north-to-northwest trending ranges cored with Precambrian- age rocks and intervening Tertiary-filled basins (Fig. 2). Local structures within these basin areas are the targets for oil and gas exploration.
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This publication begins with the basics of definition and description of a foreland, and in particular North American foreland areas. It then goes into detail on Rocky Mountain foreland areas, covering general information, age of basement complexes, basement rock types, angles of basement faulting, contrast of structural concepts, predominant structural styles, and drape versus dynamic folding of sediments.