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Thrust systems

Steven E. Boyer and David Elliott
Thrust systems
AAPG Bulletin (September 1982) 66 (9): 1196-1230


Geometric framework; a certain family of lines must exist where thrust surfaces join along branch lines or end at tip lines. The order in which the fault slices form has a marked effect on the geometry of the thrust system. These systems must be identified to understand the provenance of the synorogenic sediments. Part of a thrust belt may be dominated by one particularly large thrust sheet. In front and beneath these dominant sheets, there is a characteristic sequence of thrust systems with a regular pattern to the involvement of basement. New insight into some classic areas Mountain City and Grandfather Mountain windows, in the Southern Appalachians, Jura to the Pennines (in the Western Alps).--Modified journal abstract.

ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 66
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Thrust systems
Affiliation: Sohio Pet. Co., Denver, CO, United States
Pages: 1196-1230
Published: 198209
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 77
Accession Number: 1983-027652
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, sects., sketch maps
Secondary Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Univ., USA, United States
Source Note: Wallace E. Pratt memorial volume
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1983
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