IGC Field Trip T365: The Southern Appalachian Orogen in Northwestern North Carolina and Adjacent States

  1. Steven A. Goldberg and
  2. J. Robert Butler
  1. Steven A. Goldberg,
  2. J. Robert Butler,
  3. Jonathan W. Mies and
  4. Charles H. Trope

Published Online: 17 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118666807.ch1

Geological Cross-Section Through Part of the Southern Appalachian Orogen: Inner Piedmont to Valley and Ridge (North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia), July 20-26, 1989

Geological Cross-Section Through Part of the Southern Appalachian Orogen: Inner Piedmont to Valley and Ridge (North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia), July 20-26, 1989

How to Cite

Goldberg, S. A. and Butler, J. R. (1989) IGC Field Trip T365: The Southern Appalachian Orogen in Northwestern North Carolina and Adjacent States, in Geological Cross-Section Through Part of the Southern Appalachian Orogen: Inner Piedmont to Valley and Ridge (North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia), July 20-26, 1989, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1002/9781118666807.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, University of North Carolina,Chapel Hill

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875906027

Online ISBN: 9781118666807

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Keywords:

  • Blue Ridge province and Grenville basement;
  • Brevard zone and Piedmont;
  • IGC field trip T365;
  • Late Proterozoic rifting;
  • Microtextures and kinematic indicators;
  • Mylonite and mesoscopic structures;
  • Precambrian and Paleozoic metamorphism;
  • Taconic and Alleghanian orogeny

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Regional Geology

  • Grenville Basement: The Pre-Iapetan Supercontinent

  • Late Proterozoic Rifting

  • Opening of Iapetus: Passive Margin Sedimentation

  • Taconic Orogeny: First Phase of the Appalachian Events

  • Alleghanian Orogeny: Climax of the Appalachian Events

  • Ashe Metamorphic Suite: A Far-pTraveled Thrust Sheet (?)

  • Metamorphic History of the Blue Ridge Province

  • Structural History of the Blue Ridge