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Origin and palinspastic significance of a fault duplex near Cartersville, Georgia

James W. Sears
Origin and palinspastic significance of a fault duplex near Cartersville, Georgia (in Geometries and mechanism of thrusting, with special reference to the Appalachians, Gautam Mitra (editor) and Steven F. Wojtal (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (1988) 222: 179-184

Abstract

A late Paleozoic fault duplex forms a structural culmination in the Blue Ridge-Piedmont thrust plate near Cartersville, Georgia. The duplex contains at least three major lens-shaped horses, stacked vertically and bounded by faults that branch from the sole of the Blue Ridge-Piedmont plate. The duplex telescopes older Paleozoic structures and metamorphic fabrics that are related to Taconic thrusting of the Blue Ridge over the North American shelf. The duplex, embedded in the sole of the Blue Ridge-Piedmont plate, may have been detached from the area of the Pine Mountain window in the central Georgia Piedmont, and horizontally displaced 130 km during formation of the Valley and Ridge fold and thrust belt.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 222
Title: Origin and palinspastic significance of a fault duplex near Cartersville, Georgia
Title: Geometries and mechanism of thrusting, with special reference to the Appalachians
Author(s): Sears, James W.
Author(s): Mitra, Gautameditor
Author(s): Wojtal, Steven F.editor
Affiliation: Univ. Mont., Dep. Geol., Missoula, MT, United States
Affiliation: Univ. Rochester, Dep. Geol. Sci., Rochester, NY, United States
Pages: 179-184
Published: 1988
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 0-8137-2222-5
References: 21
Accession Number: 1989-011623
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: sect., sketch maps
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N32°30'00" - N33°19'60", W85°19'60" - W83°45'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Oberlin Coll., USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1989
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