Structural geology of the Valley and Ridge and Plateaus provinces

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Abstract

The Valley and Ridge physiographic province comprises the area between the Blue Ridge province on the east and the Appalachian Plateau province on the west. The province consists of Paleozoic carbonate and clastic rocks that were folded and thrust faulted during the Alleghanian orogeny. The Appalachian Plateau province consists of mostly flat lying to gently dipping upper Paleozoic rocks, with the transition between these two provinces typically being a gradual change from folded middle and upper Paleozoic clastic rocks to flat lying upper Paleozoic rocks in the south, to a faulted boundary in the north.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Structural geology of the Valley and Ridge and Plateaus provinces
ISBN 1-884549-3
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Virginia Museum of Natural History
Contributing office(s) Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center
Description 32 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title The geology of Virginia (Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 18)
First page 55
Last page 86