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Origin of Elk Mountain anticline, Wyoming

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James E. McClurg
James E. McClurg
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Vincent Matthews, III
Vincent Matthews, III
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Published:
January 01, 1978

Analysis of the geometric relationships at Elk Mountain, Wyoming, indicates that the anticline is a forced fold that formed by the draping of ductile sedimentary strata over an uplifted and rotated basement block that is broken into three secondary blocks. Orientation of structures in the region seem more compatible with a stress field generated by a vertical force rather than an east-west, horizontal compressive force.

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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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