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Petroleum Potential of Western North Carolina

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James L. Sampair
James L. Sampair
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Published:
January 01, 1971

Abstract

Western North Carolina, encompassing the Piedmont and Blue Ridge provinces, is in general an area of marked tectonism; the Blue Ridge is essentially a thrust plate with major lateral displacement. Petroleum production possibilities of the area are problematic, but lower Paleozoic strata below the thrust may be prospective. Regional gravity data in western North Carolina and adjacent areas show a large regional minimum. Similar gravity minima in the Arkorna basin and northeastern Pennsylvania—south-central New York areas coincide with basin depocenters. The gravity anomaly in western North Carolina likewise may be correlative with a depocenter.

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AAPG Memoir

Future Petroleum Provinces of the United States—Their Geology and Potential, Volumes 1 & 2

Ira H. Cram
Ira H. Cram
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
9781629812236
Publication date:
January 01, 1971

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