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Within the southern and central Appalachians, Grenville-age basement rocks are found in major massifs in the Blue Ridge and Sauratown Mountains anticlinoria and in the vicinity of the Grandfather Mountain window. These massifs are, respectively, Pedlar and Lovingston Massifs in the Blue Ridge anticlinorium, Sauras Massif in the Sauratown Mountains anticlinorium, and Watauga, Globe, and Elk River Massifs near the Grandfather Mountain window. In central Virginia the Lovingston Massif is juxtaposed against the Pedlar Massif, and in northwestern North Carolina-southwestern Virginia, the Elk River Massif is thrust over the Globe and Watauga Massifs, all along faults of the Fries fault...

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