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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 April 1984
AAPG Bulletin (1984) 68 (4): 470.
... beneath the Great Smoky-Cartersville fault. © 1984 American Association of Petroleum Geologists. All rights reserved 1984 American Association of Petroleum Geologists ...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1982
DOI: 10.1130/SPE191-p31
... Talladega “Series” rock units in Polk and Paulding Counties have been mapped through the Cartersville area along the southeastern fault boundary of the “Corbin granite complex,” and correlated with rock units of the Great Smoky Group in Cherokee County. The Talladega “Series” in this area...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1988
DOI: 10.1130/SPE222-p185
... of early thrusts may have been the depth to the ductile-brittle transition zone. The frontal Blue Ridge thrust was the last formed in the Blue Ridge-Piedmont thrust sheet although the Cartersville-Miller Cove thrust is a slightly older Alleghanian thrust than the Great Smoky fault. ...
Series: GSA Field Guides
Published: 29 March 2018
DOI: 10.1130/2018.0050(09)
EISBN: 9780813756509
... Mountain fault; CPS—central Piedmont suture; CrF—Cartersville fault; Dlg—Looking Glass granodiorite; Dpb—Pink Beds granodiorite; Dt—Toluca Granite; Dwt—Walker Top Granite; GEF—Goodwater–Enitachopco fault; GLF—Gossan Lead fault; GMW—Grandfather Mountain window; GSF—Great Smoky fault; HF—Hayesville fault...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 March 2005
GSA Bulletin (2005) 117 (3-4): 482–499.
... and Abrams, 1984 ; McConnell and Costello, 1982 ) argue for stratigraphic continuity between the two regions, which we consider to be part of the same allochthon, the WBRTB. The lower (northwest) boundary thrust is the Talladega–CartersvilleGreat Smoky (TCGS) fault system (Fig. 2) . WBRTB stratigraphy...
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Series: GSA Memoirs, GSA Memoirs
Published: 11 September 2017
DOI: 10.1130/2017.1213(04)
EISBN: 9780813782133
... from the Valley and Ridge foreland fold-and-thrust belt to the northwest by the Great Smoky– Holston Mountain–Cartersville fault system. To the southeast, outboard peri-Laurentian terranes are structurally juxtaposed against the western Blue Ridge by Paleozoic thrust faults, including the Allatoona...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1130/2007.1200(28)
... adjacent to sharp basement uplifts, most probably along extensional fault scarps during initial Late Proterozoic rifting of Laurentia. A second phase of more extensive continental rifting and subsidence followed with deposition of the Great Smoky Group, a mostly deep-water turbiditic sequence. During...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geosphere
Published: 01 June 2013
Geosphere (2013) 9 (3): 647–666.
... the Great Smoky fault, is the southern Appalachian master décollement ( Cook et al., 1979 ). The Talladega-Cartersville fault, however, is a complex structure containing major decapitated folds within klippen and fensters that do not follow conventional foreland fold-and-thrust-belt rules, such as those...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 20 February 2020
GSA Bulletin (2020) 132 (9-10): 2105–2118.
.... At the orogen’s greatest width, near the junction of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, the western Blue Ridge is a composite metamorphic allochthon of three major thrust sheets: (A) a basal sheet above the Great Smoky fault overlying rocks of the foreland thrust belt composed of the Lower Cambrian Chilhowee...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1130/2007.2433(12)
... Ridge–Piedmont megathrust sheet; α—dip on basement beneath foreland fold-thrust belt; β—topographic slope angle. Figure 3. Angles between curved segments within the southern Appalachians. Red lines represent segments of the Blue Ridge front (Talladega, Cartersville, Great Smoky, Miller Cove...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 12 August 2020
DOI: 10.1130/2020.2545(12)
EISBN: 9780813795454
... ). The trailing part of the subrecess includes abrupt bends in strike in the CartersvilleGreat Smoky, Eastern Coosa, and Rome faults. A unique set of structures accommodates the difference in curvature between the abruptly bent Rome fault and the very gently curved Kingston fault on the northwest toward...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1130/2016.0042(03)
EISBN: 9780813756424
...—Metavolcanic Complex. Bright pink orange dots—earthquake epicenters in this region as reported by Dennis and Stevenson (2002) . Inset: B—Brevard zone; C-GS—Cartersville-Great Smoky fault; CPS—central Piedmont shear zone; F—Valley and Ridge Front; GH—Gold Hill fault; H— Hayesville; MZ—Modoc zone...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1130/2012.0029(08)
EISBN: 9780813756295
... and McKinney, 1977 ; Tull et al., 1988 ; Johnson and Tull, 2002 ), making the Kahatchee Mountain Group early Cambrian or older. It is a thick (minimum of 4.7 km above the tectonic base—Talladega-Cartersville fault), mostly thinly bedded metaclastic sequence (Tull, 1982 ; Tull et al., 2010 ) (Fig. 3...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geosphere
Published: 01 August 2013
Geosphere (2013) 9 (4): 1044–1064.
... orogenic reentrants in the southernmost Appalachian Blue Ridge, that is, from southwest to northeast, at feature 16A, Millerville, Hightower, and Cartersville ( Figs. 1 , 2 , and 5 ). The origin of these reentrants remains unresolved. The Goodwater-Enitachopco fault ( Fig. 2 ; Neathery and Reynolds...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1144/SP348.4
EISBN: 9781862395961
... of the Appalachian sedimentary thrust belt, the Cartersville and Great Smoky faults mark the leading edges of metamorphic thrust sheets and intersect at c. 70° (Fig.  1 ). In Alabama, the Cartersville and related Talladega faults generally parallel the regional 040 trend of the thrust belt; but in Georgia...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 April 1974
AAPG Bulletin (1974) 58 (4): 575–620.
...W. D. Lowry Abstract The history of the North American continent starting roughly a billion years ago is preserved remarkably in the Appalachian, Ouachita, Cordilleran, Franklinian, and East Greenland (Caledonian) geosynclines. All except the Ouachita geosyncline are known to contain great...
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Tectonic map of the Southern Appalachians (modified from  Hatcher et al., 1...
in > Geosphere
Published: 01 June 2013
City fault zone; AF—Allatoona fault; BF—Burnsville fault; CF—Chattahoochee fault; E BR and W BR—Eastern and Western Blue Ridge; GE—Goodwater-Enitachopco fault; GMW—Grandfather Mountain window; GR/BF FZ—Goat Rock–Bartletts Ferry fault zone; GS—Great Smoky thrust; HL—Hollins Line fault; HF—Hayesville
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 April 1950
AAPG Bulletin (1950) 34 (4): 635–671.
.... In some places, low-angle thrust faults along the boundary between the two provinces are strikingly developed, for example, throughout the segment in Tennessee ( Figs. 5 , B and C). Here, the Great Smoky thrust and Holston Mountain thrust have carried the rocks of the Blue Ridge province northwestward...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 July 2014
GSA Bulletin (2014) 126 (7-8): 990–1015.
...James Tull; Christopher S. Holm-Denoma; Clinton I. Barineau Abstract Fault-dismembered segments of a distinctive, extensive, highly allochthonous, and tectonically significant Ordovician (ca. 480–460 Ma) basin, which contains suites of bimodal metavolcanic rocks, associated base metal deposits...
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Series: GSA Memoirs, GSA Memoirs
Published: 11 September 2017
DOI: 10.1130/2017.1213(10)
EISBN: 9780813782133
... Mountain window, GS—Great Smoky thrust, HF—Hayesville fault, HLF—Hollins Line fault, HM—Holston Mountain fault, HW—Hot Springs window, IM—Iron Mountain fault,MCF—Miller Cove fault, MCW—Mountain City window, MF—Modoc fault zone, NW—Newton window, PF—Pulaski fault, PMF—Paris Mountain fault, PMW—Pine Mountain...