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Seismic interpretation of basement block faults and associated deformation

W. R. Sacrison
W. R. Sacrison
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January 01, 1978

The use of reflection seismic data is necessary for the proper interpretation of buried block fault, drape-fold structural features. By the application of certain basic principles, it is possible to make reasonable structural interpretations in areas where seismic information is of poor quality or where complete coverage cannot be acquired. A seismic-model study and a number of seismic sections from various Wyoming basins illustrate the capabilities and limitations of reflection seismic techniques for defining block fault, drape-fold structures.

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Laramide Folding Associated with Basement Block Faulting in the Western United States

Vincent Matthews, III
Vincent Matthews, III
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Geological Society of America
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January 01, 1978




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