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North American Continent-Ocean Transect Program Explanatory Pamphlet for Transect E-4, Central Kentucky to the Carolina Trough

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D. W. Rankin
D. W. Rankin
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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W. P. Dillon
W. P. Dillon
2
U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA 02543
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D. F. B. Black
D. F. B. Black
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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S. E. Boyer
S. E. Boyer
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Department of Geological Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
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D. L. Daniels
D. L. Daniels
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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R. Goldsmith
R. Goldsmith
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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J. A. Grow
J. A. Grow
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U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO 80225
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J. W. Horton, Jr.
J. W. Horton, Jr.
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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D. R. Hutchinson
D. R. Hutchinson
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U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA 02543
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K. D. Klitgord
K. D. Klitgord
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U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA 02543
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R. C. McDowell
R. C. McDowell
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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D. J. Milton
D. J. Milton
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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J. P. Owens
J. P. Owens
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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J. D. Phillips
J. D. Phillips
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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K. C. Bayer
K. C. Bayer
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U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092
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J. R. Butler
J. R. Butler
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Department of Geology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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D. W. Elliott
D. W. Elliott
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Deceased
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R. C. Milici
R. C. Milici
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Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Published:
January 01, 1991

Abstract

E-4 is one of eight Geodynamics transects that cross the Atlantic margin of North America between Georgia and Newfoundland. Five of the transects are in the United States and three are in Canada. Transect E-4, which is 110 km wide and more than 1,100 km long, extends from the stable North American craton just west of the Grenville front near Lexington, Kentucky southeastward across Cape Fear, North Carolina, on the Atlantic coast to oceanic crust east of the Blake Spur magnetic anomaly. Like all of the other U.S. Atlantic coast transects, it crosses Cambrian and Jurassic continental margins of North America as well as the Appalachian orogen. The display, based upon published information, portrays the geology, tectonic style and geophysical expression of this segment of the eastern North American continental margin and interprets its Phanerozoic history. The Decade of North American Geology 1983 geologic time scale (Palmer, 1983) is used throughout the display and text.

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DNAG, Continent-Ocean Transect Series

E-4 Central Kentucky to the Carolina Trough

D. W. Rankin
D. W. Rankin
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W. P. Dillon
W. P. Dillon
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D.F.B. Black
D.F.B. Black
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S. E. Boyer
S. E. Boyer
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D. L. Daniels
D. L. Daniels
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R. Goldsmith
R. Goldsmith
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J. A. Grow
J. A. Grow
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J. W. Horton, Jr.
J. W. Horton, Jr.
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D. R. Hutchinson
D. R. Hutchinson
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K. D. Klitgord
K. D. Klitgord
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R. C. McDowell
R. C. McDowell
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D. J. Milton
D. J. Milton
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J. P. Owens
J. P. Owens
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J. D. Phillips
J. D. Phillips
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K. C. Bayer
K. C. Bayer
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J. R. Butler
J. R. Butler
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D. W. Elliott
D. W. Elliott
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R. C. Milici
R. C. Milici
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Geological Society of America
Volume
16
ISBN electronic:
9780813754383
Publication date:
January 01, 1991

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