Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

The Brevard fault zone is one of the largest faults in the Appalachians, extending from Alabama to Virginia. It had a very complex history of movement and reactivation, with three movement episodes: (1) Acadian-Neoacadian (403–345 Ma) movement accompanying the thermal peak of metamorphism and deformation with dextral, southwest-directed emplacement of the Inner Piedmont; (2) ductile dextral reactivation during the early Alleghanian (~280 Ma) under lower-greenschist-facies conditions; and (3) brittle dip-slip reactivation during the late Alleghanian (260 Ma?). The Brevard is comparable to other large faults with polyphase movement in other orogens worldwide, for example, the Periadriatic line in the...

You do not currently have access to this chapter.

Figures & Tables

Contents

References

Related

Citing Books via

Related Articles
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal