Geometry and Deformation Fabrics in the Central and Southern Appalachian Valley and Ridge and Blue Ridge: Frederick, Maryland to Allatoona Dam, Georgia July 20-27, 1989

Geometry and Deformation Fabrics in the Central and Southern Appalachian Valley and Ridge and Blue Ridge: Frederick, Maryland to Allatoona Dam, Georgia July 20-27, 1989

Author(s): Nicholas B. Woodward

Published Online: 17 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875905709

Online ISBN: 9781118669730

DOI: 10.1029/FT357

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 357.

The Appalachian orogenic belt extends over several thousand kilometers (miles) if all its components in the Ouachitas (Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri), the eastern United States from Alabama to Maine, and Canada, are included. We will only be visiting a small part of the belt between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia (900 kms apart, along strike). The goals of the trip are to introduce the deformation geometries of the different structural provinces on the western margin of the Appalachians, and to examine the typical deformation fabrics that help us to determine the kinematic evolution of those geometries. The trip is focused on the two westernmost geologic provinces of the central and southern Appalachians, namely the Valley and Ridge Province and the Blue Ridge Province. (Fig. 1)

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