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Models of Growth Faults

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January 01, 1984

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Growth faults, perhaps more usefully known as contemporaneous faults, dominate the structural style of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast. They form contemporaneously with sedimentation, so that their throw increases with depth, and strata on the downthrown side are thicker than those on the upthrown side. Their features are shown in figure 1.

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AAPG Continuing Education Course Notes Series

Structural and Depositional Styles of Gulf Coast Tertiary Continental Margins: Application to Hydrocarbon Exploration

Martin P.A. Jackson
Martin P.A. Jackson
Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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William E. Galloway
William E. Galloway
Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
25
ISBN electronic:
9781629811543
Publication date:
January 01, 1984

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