Lower Mississippian Foreland Basin Deposits of Western Maryland: Hancock to Keysers Ridge, Maryland July 14, 1989

Lower Mississippian Foreland Basin Deposits of Western Maryland: Hancock to Keysers Ridge, Maryland July 14, 1989

Author(s): David K. Brezinski

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875905686

Online ISBN: 9781118669358

DOI: 10.1029/FT226

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 226.

During the latest Devonian and early Mississippian the northern Appalachian region was situated at approximately 10 to 20 degrees south latitude (Figure 2) (Scotese et al., 1979). The Appalachian foreland basin was bordered to the southeast by a tectonic highland created by the impending collision of the North American and African continents. The downwarping resulting from this collision allowed essentially continuous accumulation of sediments in western Maryland. In this area the latest Devonian and early Mississip pian sediments are unbroken by major unconformities (Scheckler, 1986).

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