Early Mesozoic Rift Basins of Eastern North America: Origin and Evolution

  1. Rudy Slingerland,
  2. Kevin Furlong,
  3. Warren Manspeizer,
  4. Christopher Beaumont,
  5. John Diemer,
  6. Wayne Newell and
  7. Jacqueline Huntoon
  1. Warren Manspeizer1 and
  2. Jacqueline Huntoon2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/FT152p0025

Sedimentology and Thermal Mechanical History of Basins in the Central Appalachian Orogen: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Wallops Island, Virginia, July 1-8, 1989.

Sedimentology and Thermal Mechanical History of Basins in the Central Appalachian Orogen: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Wallops Island, Virginia, July 1-8, 1989.

How to Cite

Slingerland, R., Furlong, K., Manspeizer, W., Beaumont, C., Diemer, J., Newell, W. and Huntoon, J. (1989) Early Mesozoic Rift Basins of Eastern North America: Origin and Evolution, in Sedimentology and Thermal Mechanical History of Basins in the Central Appalachian Orogen: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Wallops Island, Virginia, July 1-8, 1989., American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/FT152p0025

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

  2. 2

    Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875906157

Online ISBN: 9781118667101

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Keywords:

  • Active vs. passive riffing;
  • Basin fill;
  • East Coast Magnetic Anomaly (ECMA);
  • Lithospheric structure;
  • Mesozoic basins;
  • Synrift models;
  • Thermal-mechanical models

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Tectonic Setting

  • Basin Fill

  • Tectonics and sedimentanon

  • Thermal-Mechanical Models

  • Active Vs. Passive Riffing

  • Site Descriptions

  • Days 1 and 2

  • Day 3

  • Site 1: Fold and Thrust Belt Structure, Stratigraphy, and Geomorphology at Skytop, Pa

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Site 2: Acadian Foreland Basin Deposits at Port Matilda, Pa

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Day 4

  • Site 1: Alleghanian Foreland Basin Deposits at Curwensville, Pa

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Site 2: Alleghanian Foreland Basin Deposits At Curwensyille, Pa

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Day 5

  • Site 1: Acadian Foreland Basin Deposits At Port Royal, Pa

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Site 2: Proximal Llewellyn Fm. Of The Alleghanian Clastic Wedge And The Lllstory Of Anthracite Mining In The United States

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Day 6

  • Site 1: Alleghanian Foreland Basin Depositsat Pottsville, Pa

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Site 2: Mesozoic Rift Basin Structures Reading To Pottstown, Pa

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Day 7

  • Site 1: Mesozoic Riff Basin Deposits Along The Delaware River, Stockton To Milford, Nj

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description

  • Day 8

  • Site 1: Passive Margin Deposits At Cillncoteague Island, Va: The Holocene Transgression And Resulting Deposits

  • Location

  • Significance

  • Site Description