Near-surface in situ stress. 4. Residual stress in the Tully Limestone Appalachian Plateau, New York.

T. Engelder, P. Geiser

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The direction of maximum expansion during strain relaxation of the Tully Limestone at Ludlowville, New York, is within 2o of the strike of both set Ia cross-fold joints and the compression direction indicated by the teeth of tectonic stylolites. These joints and stylolites are members of a suite of structures accommodating approximately 9% layer-parallel shortening during the main phrase of the Alleghanian Orogeny within the Appalachian Mountains. Suggests that the expansion represents the relief of a residual stress locked into the Tully Limestone during the Alleghanian Orogeny. Using a flow law for pressure solution, infers that the Tully Limestone deformed at a strain rate of about 3 X 10-15/s. Thus the layer-parallel shortening observed in the Tully Limestone may have required an aggregate deformation interval of only 1 Ma. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9365-9370
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberB11
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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