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E-5 Cumberland Plateau to Blake Plateau

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January 01, 1994

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The E5 transect extends southeastward from the Cumberland Plateau across the Appalachian orogen, the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Continental Shelf and Slope, and the Blake Plateau Basin; it is a transect through the Precambrian-early Paleozoic and Mesozoic-Tertiary continental margins of North America. The transect consists primarily of a 100-km-wide geologic strip map, a cross section, and supporting geophysical data. The cross section is based on surface geology, surface and subsurface data from Coastal Plain and offshore drill holes, shipboard and aeromagnetic data, and gravity and seismic reflection data, including the ADCOH and COCORP southern Appalachians lines. Elements of the map and cross section include: (1) the Appalachian foreland fold-thrust belt and western Blue Ridge Late Proterozoic-Paleozoic continental margin; (2) the eastern Blue Ridge-Chauga belt-Inner Piedmont oceanic-continental fragment terrane; (3) the volcanicplutonic Carolina terrane containing the middle to late Paleozoic high-grade Kiokee belt; and (4) a major geophysical ly defined terrane beneath the Coastal Plain. Three Paleozoic sutures may be present along the section line: the Hayesville thrust, the Inner Piedmont-Carolina terrane boundary (Taconic or Acadian suture?), and an eastern boundary of the Carolina terrane (Alleghanian? suture) in the subsurface beneath the Coastal Plain. The modern continental margin consists of the terrestrial clastics-filled Triassic-Jurassic basins and offshore marine Jurassic- Cretaceous clastic-carbonate bank succession overlain by younger Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments. Above the Late Cretaceous onshore unconformity lie Cenozoic sediments that represent seaward prograding of the shelf-slope, truncated by Miocene to recent wave abrasion and currents.

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DNAG, Continent-Ocean Transect Series

E-5 Cumberland Plateau to Blake Plateau

Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.
Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.
Department of Geological Sciences University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 37996-1410Environmental Sciences Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory MS 6352, P.O. Box 2008 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6352
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Donald J. Colquhoun
Donald J. Colquhoun
Department of Geology and Geophysics Department of Geological Sciences University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208
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Donald T. Secor, Jr.
Donald T. Secor, Jr.
Department of Geology and Geophysics Department of Geological Sciences University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208
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Frederick A. Cook
Frederick A. Cook
University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
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William P. Dillon
William P. Dillon
U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole, MA 02328
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Kim Klitgord
Kim Klitgord
U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole, MA 02328
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Peter Popenoe
Peter Popenoe
U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole, MA 02328
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Carl E. Merschat
Carl E. Merschat
North Carolina Geological Survey 59 Woodfin Place Asheville, NC 28801
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Leonard S. Wiener
Leonard S. Wiener
North Carolina Geological Survey 59 Woodfin Place Asheville, NC 28801
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Robert C. Milici
Robert C. Milici
Branch of Sedimentary Processes U. S. Geological Survey Box 25046, M.S. 939 Federal Center Denver, CO 80225
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Arthur E. Nelson
Arthur E. Nelson
Branch of Eastern Regional Geology U.S. Geological Survey 928 National Center Reston, VA 22092
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Robert E. Sheridan
Robert E. Sheridan
Department of Geological Sciences Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 08903
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Arthur W. Snoke
Arthur W. Snoke
Department of Geology and Geophysics P.O. Box 3006, University Station University of Wyoming Laramie, WY 82071
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Geological Society of America
Volume
18
ISBN electronic:
9780813754390
Publication date:
January 01, 1994

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