Characterization of Appalachian faults

Robert D. Hatcher, A. L. Odom, Terry Engelder, D. E. Dunn, D. U. Wise, P. A. Geiser, Steven Schamel, S. A. Kish

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This study presents a classification/characterization of Appalachian faults. Characterization factors include timing of movement relative to folding, metamorphism, and plutonism; tectonic position in the orogen; relations to existing anisotropies in the rock masses; involvement of particular rock units and their ages, as well as the standard Andersonian distinctions. Categories include faults with demonstrable Cenozoic activity, wildflysch-associated thrusts, foreland bedding-plane thrusts, premetamorphic to synmetamorphic thrusts in medium- to high-grade terranes, postmetamorphic thrusts in medium- to high- grade terranes, thrusts rooted in Precambrian basement, reverse faults, strike-slip faults, normal (block) faults, compound faults, structural lineaments, faults associated with local centers of disturbance, and geomorphic (nontectonic) faults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-181
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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Hatcher, R. D., Odom, A. L., Engelder, T., Dunn, D. E., Wise, D. U., Geiser, P. A., ... Kish, S. A. (1988). Characterization of Appalachian faults. Geology, 16(2), 178-181. https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1988)016<0178:COAF>2.3.CO;2
Hatcher, Robert D. ; Odom, A. L. ; Engelder, Terry ; Dunn, D. E. ; Wise, D. U. ; Geiser, P. A. ; Schamel, Steven ; Kish, S. A. / Characterization of Appalachian faults. In: Geology. 1988 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 178-181.
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Characterization of Appalachian faults. / Hatcher, Robert D.; Odom, A. L.; Engelder, Terry; Dunn, D. E.; Wise, D. U.; Geiser, P. A.; Schamel, Steven; Kish, S. A.

In: Geology, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1988, p. 178-181.

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