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Appalachian thrust belt in Alabama

tectonics and sedimentation ; 95th annual meeting of the Geological society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana October 21-23 ; 1982

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      • Guidebook for field trip no. 12, October 21-23, 1982.Bibliogr.1

        StatementAlabama Geological Society
        PublishersAlabama Geological Society
        LC Classifications1982
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 64 p. :
        Number of Pages42
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        ISBN 10nodata

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For example, the Precordillera includes an Early Cambrian synrift succession that grades upward into passive-margin carbonates, and the passive-margin carbonate succession is thicker than that on the Texas promontory. AAPG Bulletin Structural style in thin-skinned thrust belts is controlled substan tially by the stratigraphic succession and relative thicknesses of lith otectonic units stiff layers and weak layers.

I am most grateful for these associations, which have stimulated my research. In addition to sedimentary geologists, this updated reference is relevant for basin analysis, regional geology, stratigraphy, and for those working in the hydrocarbon exploration industry.

Important gas discoveries from the Oriskany Sandstone in Cambridge County, Ohio, in 1924,in 1930, andin 1936 opened a major gas-producing trend across parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Seismic reflection profiles image basement ramp anticlines, supporting palinspastic reconstruction along the Ouachita rift margin .1977, Evolution of Appalachian-Ouachita salients and recesses from reentrants and promontories in the continental margin: American Journal of Science, v.

Southward extent of the carbonate facies beneath the Ouachita thrust belt is inferred from the character of seismic reflectors.

Geology of the Appalachians

I am currently continuing my research as a Visiting Scientist at the Geological Survey of Alabama. These dates suggest synrift volcanism contemporaneous either with rifting along the Ouachita rift or with early rifting along the Blue Ridge rift; however, U-Pb zircon data are needed to constrain the correlation. One sandstone unit Middle Ordovician Blakely Appalachian thrust belt in Alabama, contains boulders of granite and meta-arkose, indicating a supply of clasts from steep scarps that exposed basement rocks along the Laurentian continental margin.

Uplift the streams, which rapidly responded by cutting downward into the ancient bedrock. In either alternative, the relatively thin and mature Pine Mountain passive-margin cover indicates a separate basement horst block. Farther south, southeast of the Llano uplift, COCORP seismic reflection profiling images the Luling uplift beneath the Ouachita thrust belt.

A lower Paleozoic passive-margin succession of basal sandstone and overlying carbonate dips eastward in the Fort Worth basin and from the Llano uplift beneath the Ouachita thrust front summary in.