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Laramide folding associated with basement block faulting along the northeastern flank of the Front Range, Colorado

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Vincent Matthews, III
Vincent Matthews, III
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David F. Work
David F. Work
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Published:
January 01, 1978

Folds and faults along the northeastern flank of the Front Range were examined using NASA (U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration) high-altitude photographs, published geologic maps, and new field studies. Detailed analysis of each structure reveals that block faulting of brittle basement is the dominant tectonic feature within the area. Twenty-three of the twenty-six folds were created by passive draping of sedimentary rocks over the edges of basement blocks. The other three folds were caused by local compression generated by anomalously tilted blocks.

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GSA Memoirs

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
Volume
151
ISBN print:
9780813711515
Publication date:
January 01, 1978

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