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Geometry of an outcrop-scale duplex in Devonian flysch, Maine

Journal of Structural Geology

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Abstract

We describe an outcrop-scale duplex consisting of 211 exposed repetitions of a single bed. The duplex marks an early Acadian (Middle Devonian) oblique thrust zone in the Lower Devonian flysch of northern Maine. Detailed mapping at a scale of 1:8 has enabled us to measure accurately parameters such as horse length and thickness, ramp angles and displacements; we compare these and derivative values with those of published descriptions of duplexes, and with theoretical models. Shortening estimates based on line balancing are consistently smaller than two methods of area balancing, suggesting that layer-parallel shortening preceded thrusting. ?? 1994.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geometry of an outcrop-scale duplex in Devonian flysch, Maine
Series title:
Journal of Structural Geology
Volume
16
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Structural Geology
First page:
371
Last page:
380