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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 July 2017
GSA Bulletin (2017) 129 (7-8): 970–996.
...Richard V. Martin; Roy B. Van Arsdale Abstract In total, 1249 geophysical well logs were interpreted to map the stratigraphy and structure of the Eocene Memphis Sand in west Tennessee, northwest Mississippi, and Crittenden County, Arkansas, where it overlies the southeastern margin of the Reelfoot...
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Structure contour map illustrating the top of the <span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> <span class="search-highlight">Sand</span> dipping west...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 5. Structure contour map illustrating the top of the Memphis Sand dipping west in the Mississippi embayment and the four structural lows, which are interpreted as grabens. The four west-trending grabens may be spatially related to the deep rift-crossing basement faults described
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K1 and K2 clay units in the upper <span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> <span class="search-highlight">Sand</span> as shown in well TN157_47 in...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 6. K1 and K2 clay units in the upper Memphis Sand as shown in well TN157_47 in Shelby County, Tennessee. Location of this well is shown in Figure 1 . 300′ signifies 300 ft.
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Cross-section E-E′: Gibson faults extend through the <span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> <span class="search-highlight">Sand</span> and Cook ...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 13. Cross-section E-E′: Gibson faults extend through the Memphis Sand and Cook Mountain Formation but die out in the Cockfield Formation. Cross-section K-K′: Lauderdale faults extend to the near surface and displace marker beds in the Cockfield Formation and base of the Upland Complex
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(A) Right-lateral basement fault movement during pre–<span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> <span class="search-highlight">Sand</span> and Memph...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 16. (A) Right-lateral basement fault movement during pre–Memphis Sand and Memphis Sand deposition occurred principally along the Johnson fault, resulting in west-trending graben movement, normal faulting along the Shelby faults, and right-lateral movement along the Gibson faults. Light
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(A) Right-lateral basement fault movement during pre–<span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> <span class="search-highlight">Sand</span> and Memph...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 16. (A) Right-lateral basement fault movement during pre–Memphis Sand and Memphis Sand deposition occurred principally along the Johnson fault, resulting in west-trending graben movement, normal faulting along the Shelby faults, and right-lateral movement along the Gibson faults. Light
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Geologic structure contour map of top of the subsurface <span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> <span class="search-highlight">sand</span> with f...
Published: 01 September 2014
Figure 2. Geologic structure contour map of top of the subsurface Memphis sand with faults and cross‐section location (top) and cross section from northwest to southeast across Shelby County of the fault/offset portion (top four layers) of the updated 3D geology model (bottom) reprinted
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(A) Grabens mapped on the top of the <span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> <span class="search-highlight">Sand</span> in western Tennessee and ...
Published: 01 December 2013
Figure 5. (A) Grabens mapped on the top of the Memphis Sand in western Tennessee and northwestern Mississippi (from Martin, 2008 ). (B) Tilted block domain boundaries (solid and dashed lines) and stream migration vectors (arrows) in western Kentucky and Tennessee and in northwestern Mississippi
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Structure contour map of the top of the <span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> <span class="search-highlight">Sand</span> beneath Shelby County ...
Published: 01 May 2012
Figure 21. Structure contour map of the top of the Memphis Sand beneath Shelby County made from 490 wells (from Stevens, 2007 ).
Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2012
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience (2012) 18 (2): 113–158.
...Figure 21. Structure contour map of the top of the Memphis Sand beneath Shelby County made from 490 wells (from Stevens, 2007 ). ...
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Journal Article
Published: 25 October 2016
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2016) 106 (6): 2674–2685.
... reverse fault that displaces the top of the Paleozoic 65 m, Cretaceous 40 m, Paleocene 31 m, Eocene Wilcox Group 20 m, and Eocene Memphis Sand 16 m. A second reflection profile reveals a north‐dipping (84°) reverse fault 4.3 km south of the Reelfoot South fault, which defines the southwest margin...
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(A) Isopach map of the Fort Pillow <span class="search-highlight">Sand</span> showing a pronounced thickening in ...
Published: 01 July 2017
m. (C) The Memphis fault and Millington fault form a graben at the top of the Memphis Sand. Contour interval is 5 m. (D) The Ellendale fault mapped on top of the Memphis Sand. Contour interval is 5 m. Maps B, C, and D are from Martin (2008) .
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Cross-section I-I′, located in  Figure 1 . The Ellendale fault is down-to-t...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 10. Cross-section I-I′, located in Figure 1 . The Ellendale fault is down-to-the-west at shallow depth. During Memphis Sand deposition, it was down-to-the-east. Note the increased thickness of the Zilpha clay unit on the east side. This side was down during deposition but had probably
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Cross-section H-H′ located in  Figure 1  showing the stratigraphy used in t...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 4. Cross-section H-H′ located in Figure 1 showing the stratigraphy used in this paper, including the Cook Mountain Formation and the upper and lower boundaries of the Memphis Sand. Also shown is the Memphis fault.
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Shelby faults include the Ellendale, <span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span>, Millington, Cuba, Meeman-Shel...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 9. Shelby faults include the Ellendale, Memphis, Millington, Cuba, Meeman-Shelby, Western Meeman-Shelby (WMSF), Howe, and Hurricane Creek graben faults. All fault positions are on the top of the Memphis Sand. Contour interval is 5 m. Datum is sea level.
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Visualization of the geology beneath the City of <span class="search-highlight">Memphis</span> and Shelby County ...
Published: 01 May 2012
Figure 22. Visualization of the geology beneath the City of Memphis and Shelby County (from Stevens, 2007 ). The red is the top of the Upland Complex, blue is the top of the Upper Claiborne, and brown is the top of the Memphis Sand. The gray vertical panels are faults. Click on image to activate
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South-north cross-section F-F′ across the Wolf graben in Shelby County, Ten...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 8. South-north cross-section F-F′ across the Wolf graben in Shelby County, Tennessee, showing displacement on the top of the Cook Mountain Formation, Memphis Sand, Flour Island Formation, and Fort Pillow Sand. Cross section is located in Figure 1 .
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Shallow westernmost section of seismic-reflection line 5EB. Note apparent d...
Published: 01 November 2004
Figure 4. Shallow westernmost section of seismic-reflection line 5EB. Note apparent displacement of the base of the Eocene Memphis Sand. See Figure 3 for VP locations.
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Cross-section J-J′, located in  Figure 1 . Hurricane Creek graben in Desoto...
Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 11. Cross-section J-J′, located in Figure 1 . Hurricane Creek graben in Desoto County shows displacement of the top of the Memphis Sand and a pronounced thickening of the Cook Mountain Formation in the graben.
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(A) Down-valley profiles of the top and bottom of the Upland Complex in wes...
Published: 01 December 2013
Figure 6. (A) Down-valley profiles of the top and bottom of the Upland Complex in western Kentucky and Tennessee and the top of the Memphis Sand in Tennessee with interpreted faults. Thin lines are best-fit regression lines of the elevation of the top of Upland Complex (red) and base