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Some revisions to the stratigraphy and structure of the Connecticut Valley trough, eastern Vermont

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Abstract

The polydeformed lower to middle Paleozoic metasedimentary rocks of the Connecticut Valley-Gaspe synclinorium have been restudied in Vermont between the north end of the Chester dome and latitude 44??25??? north. The structure containing these rocks in this area is here renamed the Connecticut Valley trought. The Northfield Formation is reinterpreted as a more distal facies of the Gile Mountain above, rather than below, the Waits River Formation. The Meetinghouse Slate Member is reinterpreted as forming the top, rather than the bottom, of the Gile Mountain Formation. These stratigraphic changes require that both boundaries of the trough be faults rather than sedimentary contacts. Palinspastic reconstruction of the trough in this area indicates that the clastic sediments were derived mostly from a generally eastern source area. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Some revisions to the stratigraphy and structure of the Connecticut Valley trough, eastern Vermont
Series title:
American Journal of Science
Volume
288
Issue:
10
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1041
Last page:
1059
Number of Pages:
19