Abstract

Deformation of cross-bedding by downcurrent drag at or near the time of deposition of sediment can result in structures that resemble cross-bedding in the overturned limb of a tectonic fold. Penecontemporaneous deformation of individual cross-beds into recumbent folds also produces structures that may be easily mistaken for early phases of tectonic deformation in complexly folded terranes.

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