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New outcrops created during the 1983 draining of Watauga Lake within the Mountain City window exposed the Little Pond Mountain thrust zone, marked by more than 200 m of Max Meadows-type carbonate breccia. The breccias are derived from the lower Rome Formation of the hanging wall, which is thrust 12 km over younger Rome beds. The upper boundary of the fault zone is gradational, beginning with intact shales and dolostones that become progressively disaggregated by boudinage and disharmonie folding, grading into a thick zone of polymict breccia in contact with Rome shales in the footwall. The brecciation is thrust related...

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