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The western Blue Ridge Province of the southern Appalachians contains a rich record of the Mesoproterozoic Grenville orogeny, but subsequent Paleozoic metamorphic events have variably overprinted Grenville rocks, and Paleozoic thrusting has telescoped Grenville rock units. Effects of Paleozoic orogenesis must be unraveled to decipher the Grenville record. The Grenville rocks in the Blue Ridge of northwestern North Carolina and eastern Tennessee reside in a stack of Alleghanian thrust sheets that lie above the Grandfather Mountain and Mountain City windows. The composite Fries thrust sheet is the structurally highest unit in the stack and contains rocks of the eastern Blue...

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