Petrology and Structure of Gneiss Anticlines Near Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore County, Maryland, July 15, 1989

Petrology and Structure of Gneiss Anticlines Near Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore County, Maryland, July 15, 1989

Author(s): George W. Fisher

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875905853

Online ISBN: 9781118668733

DOI: 10.1029/FT204

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 204.

This field trip will focus on the petrology and structure of basement-cored anticlines in the central Appalachian Piedmont, near Baltimore, Maryland (Figure 1). These structures have long been interpreted as mantled gneiss domes in the sense of Eskola (1949). However, recent work suggests that they are recumbent nappes, arched by later folding about steeply dipping axial planes.

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