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Results of structural research work in Beartooth-Big Horn region, Montana and Wyoming

Walter Hermann Bucher, Rollin Thomas Chamberlin and William Taylor Thom
Results of structural research work in Beartooth-Big Horn region, Montana and Wyoming
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (June 1933) 17 (6): 680-693

Abstract

Recent structural studies have confirmed or established the following facts regarding the tectonics of the Beartooth-Bighorn region: (1) the Big Horn Basin is featured by peripheral folds (characteristically asymmetrical), apparently due to differential movement on basement faults; (2) the Pryor Mountains consist of four crustal blocks, each uplifted at the northeast corner, and bounded on the north and east by faults merging into monoclines; (3) there are local overthrusts on both the eastern and western sides of the Bighorns; (4) there is southward overthrusting south of the Wind River Canyon; (5) there are eastward, northward (and southward), and southwestward thrusts around the Beartooth Range.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 17
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Results of structural research work in Beartooth-Big Horn region, Montana and Wyoming
Pages: 680-693
Published: 193306
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1939-002514
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 5 figs. incl. sketch map
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Source Note: abstracts, Geol. Soc. America Bull., pp. 75-77, February 28, 1933; Pan-Am. Geologist, pp. 233-234, April 1933.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1939
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