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Sedimentational and structural dating of Rattlesnake Ferry fault in southwestern Illinois

George A. Desborough
Sedimentational and structural dating of Rattlesnake Ferry fault in southwestern Illinois
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1961) 45 (8): 1401-1405

Abstract

Both Pre-Pennsylvanian and post-Pennsylvanian faulting have been recognized along the N. side of the Rattlesnake Ferry fault in southwestern Illinois. Minor faults which displace Chester strata and are overlain by essentially flat Caseyville beds are considered to be of pre-Pennsylvanian age and give rise to locally angular unconformity between Mississippian and Pennsylvanian strata. Regional transport direction of lower Pennsylvanian sediments in the Eastern Interior Basin, based on cross-bedding studies, was to the SW. On the N. side of the Rattlesnake Ferry fault the transport direction was to the SE., parallel to the strike of the fault, and suggesting that the S., upthrown, side of the fault acted as a locally prominent barrier.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 45
Serial Issue: 8
Title: Sedimentational and structural dating of Rattlesnake Ferry fault in southwestern Illinois
Pages: 1401-1405
Published: 1961
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1961-010840
Categories: StratigraphyStructural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N37°00'00" - N42°30'00", W91°30'00" - W87°30'00"
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: 1961
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