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Stratigraphic evidence of Holocene faulting in the Mid-continent; the Meers Fault, southwestern Oklahoma

Richard F. Madole
Stratigraphic evidence of Holocene faulting in the Mid-continent; the Meers Fault, southwestern Oklahoma
Geological Society of America Bulletin (March 1988) 100 (3): 392-401

Abstract

Stratigraphic relations and ten (super 14) C ages show that movement occurred on the Meers fault in late Holocene time. Movement on the fault postdates the Browns Creek Alluvium, which began to be deposited between 14,000 and 13,000 yr B.P., and predates the East Cache Alluvium, which was deposited between 800 and 100 yr B.P. Surface warping along the fault led to local stream incision on the upthrown side of the fault and deposition of slopewash and fan alluvium on the down-thrown side. Three (super 14) C ages of charcoal and soil humus buried by fan alluvium indicate that faulting probably occurred between 1400 and 1100 yr B.P. The soil that formed in the fan alluvium is only slightly more developed than that in the East Cache Alluvium, and the weak development of both soils indicates a geologically recent age that is consistent with the radiocarbon ages obtained for these deposits.


ISSN: 0016-7606
EISSN: 1943-2674
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Serial Volume: 100
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Stratigraphic evidence of Holocene faulting in the Mid-continent; the Meers Fault, southwestern Oklahoma
Author(s): Madole, Richard F.
Affiliation: U. S. Geol. Surv., Denver, CO, United States
Pages: 392-401
Published: 198803
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 21
Accession Number: 1988-019487
Categories: Quaternary geologyStructural geologyGeochronology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, block diags., geol. sketch map
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Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1988
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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