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The Brevard Fault Zone is a linear, NE-trending, gently to moderately SE-dipping fault zone traceable some 750 km from Alabama to Virginia in the crystalline southern Appalachians. It ranges from 1 to 3 km wide and contains a mappable lithostratigraphy. The Brevard Fault Zone has been interpreted as a thrust, strike-slip fault (both dextral and sinistral), a suture and terrane boundary, and a fundamental crustal tectonic boundary. Deformation was partitioned in space and time, and motion was both strike-slip (dextral) and dip-slip (thrust). Early strike-slip and thrust movement was coupled to map-scale structures in the deep Inner Piedmont, late...

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