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From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region

Product Code: UMR206
Series: GSA Memoirs
Author/Editor: Edited by Richard P. Tollo, Mervin J. Bartholomew, James P. Hibbard, and Paul M. Karabinos
Publication Date: 11 January 2011
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GSA Memoir 206.

The Appalachians constitute one of Earth’s major tectonic features and have served as a springboard for innovative geologic thought for more than 170 years. This volume contains 36 original papers reporting the results of research performed throughout nearly the entire length and breadth of the Appalachian region, including all major provinces and geographical areas. Memoir 206 was designed to commemorate the (near-)fortieth anniversary of the publication of the classic Studies of Appalachian Geology volumes that appeared just prior to the application of plate tectonic concepts to the region. Contributions concerning structural evolution, sedimentation, stratigraphy, magmatic processes, metamorphism, tectonics, and terrane accretion illustrate the wide range of ongoing research in the area and collectively serve to mark the considerable progress in scientific thought that has occurred during the past four decades.

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Type: Book
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Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9780813712062
Publisher: GSA
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 972
Weight: 3.15 kg



Richard P. Tollo, Mervin J. Bartholomew, James P. Hibbard, and Paul M. Karabinos

Introduction to the Appalachian Region

The Appalachian orogen: A brief summary
Robert D. Hatcher Jr.

Overview of the Precambrian Orogen

Review of the Proterozoic evolution of the Grenville Province, its Adirondack outlier, and the Mesoproterozoic inliers of the Appalachians
James M. McLelland, Bruce W. Selleck, and M.E. Bickford

Overview of the Paleozoic Orogen

Comparative analysis of the geological evolution of the northern and southern Appalachian orogen: Late Ordovician–Permian
James P. Hibbard, Cees R. van Staal, and Douglas W. Rankin

Northern Section

The Laurentian margin of northeastern North America
John S. Allen, William A. Thomas, and Denis Lavoie
Magmatism in the Vermont Appalachians
Raymond A. Coish
Orogenic curvature in the northern Taconic allochthon and its relation to footwall geometry
Jean M. Crespi, H. Ray Underwood, and Yu-Chang Chan
The Rivière-des-Plante ultramafic Complex, southern Québec: Stratigraphy, structure, and implications for the Chain Lakes massif
Stéphane De Souza and Alain Tremblay
The tectono-thermal evolution of the Waterbury dome, western Connecticut, based on U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar ages
Craig Dietsch, Michael J. Kunk, John Aleinikoff, and John F. Sutter
Evidence for an orogen-parallel, normal-sense shear zone around the Chester dome, Vermont: A possible template for gneiss dome formation in the New England Appalachians, USA
Paul Karabinos, Elizabeth S. Mygatt, Sean M. Cook, and Matthew Student
The tectono-stratigraphic framework and evolution of southwestern Maine and southeastern New Hampshire
Arthur M. Hussey II, Wallace A. Bothner, and John Aleinikoff
High-precision U-Pb zircon dates for Ediacaran granitoid rocks in SE New England: Revised magmatic chronology and correlation with other Avalonian terranes
M.D. Thompson, J. Ramezani, S.M. Barr, and O.D. Hermes
Lessons from the foreland basin: Northern Appalachian basin perspectives on the Acadian orogeny
Charles A. Ver Straeten
Geochemistry and origin of Neoproterozoic ironstone deposits in the New Jersey Highlands and implications for the eastern Laurentian rifted margin in the north-central Appalachians, USA
Richard A. Volkert, Donald H. Monteverde, Kurt C. Friehauf, Alexander E. Gates, Richard F. Dalton, and Robert C. Smith II
Tectonic, magmatic, and metamorphic history of the New Jersey Highlands: New insights from SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology
Richard A. Volkert, John N. Aleinikoff, and C. Mark Fanning
Lithochemistry of the Lower Paleozoic Goldenville and Halifax groups, southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada: Implications for stratigraphy, provenance, and tectonic setting of the Meguma terrane
Chris E. White and Sandra M. Barr
Middle Cambrian to Ordovician arc-backarc development on the leading edge of Ganderia, Newfoundland Appalachians
A. Zagorevski, C.R. van Staal, N. Rogers, V.J. McNicoll, and J. Pollock

Southern Section

Stratigraphy and geochemistry of the Catoctin volcanics: Implications for mantle evolution during the breakup of Rodinia
Robert L. Badger, Kyle T. Ashley, and Brian L. Cousens
Orphans of the far-traveled Pulaski thrust sheet: Exotic detached duplexes and their implications for original fold-and-thrust geometry
Mervin J. Bartholomew and Sharon E. Lewis
The Alleghanian deformational sequence at the foreland junction of the Central and Southern Appalachians
Mervin J. Bartholomew and Amy E. Whitaker
A model for Iapetan rifting of Laurentia based on Neoproterozoic dikes and related rocks
William C. Burton and Scott Southworth
Temporal and spatial changes in deformation conditions during the formation of the Central Appalachian fold-and-thrust belt: Evidence from joints, vein mineral paragenesis, and fluid inclusions
Mark A. Evans
Crustal fluid evolution during deformation, uplift, and exhumation of the southeastern Piedmont of the Southern Appalachians: Late Paleozoic through Mesozoic rifting
Mark A. Evans and Mervin J. Bartholomew
Extensional structures of the Alabama Promontory and Black Warrior foreland basin: Styles and relationship to the Appalachian fold-thrust belt
Richard H. Groshong Jr., W. Brown Hawkins Jr., Jack C. Pashin, and Dennis L. Harry
Alleghanian plutonism in the Suwannee terrane, USA: Implications for late Paleozoic tectonic models
Ann L. Heatherington, Paul A. Mueller, and Joseph L. Wooden
Ordovician volcanic-arc terrane in the Central Appalachian Piedmont of Maryland and Virginia: SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology, field relations, and tectonic significance
J. Wright Horton Jr., John N. Aleinikoff, Avery Ala Drake Jr., and C. Mark Fanning
Detrital zircon geochronology and provenance of southern Appalachian Blue Ridge and Inner Piedmont crystalline terranes
Arthur J. Merschat, Robert D. Hatcher Jr., Brendan R. Bream, Calvin F. Miller, Heather E. Byars, Matthew P. Gatewood, and Joseph L. Wooden
Three tectonothermal pulses recorded in eclogite and amphibolite of the Eastern Blue Ridge, Southern Appalachians
Brent V. Miller, Kevin G. Stewart, and Donna L. Whitney
Geochemical and geochronological evidence for Devonian magmatism revealed in the Maidens gneiss, Goochland terrane, Virginia
Brent E. Owens, Robert Buchwaldt, and Catherine R. Shirvell
Depositional and tectonic setting of the Neoproterozoic–early Paleozoic rocks of the Virgilina sequence and Albemarle Group, North Carolina
Jeffrey C. Pollock, James P. Hibbard, and Paul J. Sylvester
S and Z buckle folds as shear-sense indicators in the ductile realm: Field examples from the Grenville Province of Ontario and the Appalachians of South Carolina
Walfried M. Schwerdtner, Sheng J. Lu, and Daniel Landa
Mesoproterozoic magmatism and deformation in the northern Blue Ridge, Virginia and Maryland: Application of SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology and integrated field studies in the definition of Grenvillian tectonic history
Scott Southworth, John N. Aleinikoff, Richard P. Tollo, Christopher M. Bailey, William C. Burton, Paul C. Hackley, and C. Mark Fanning
Geologic history of the Pine Mountain window, Alabama and Georgia: Insights from a new geologic map and U-Pb isotopic dates
M.G. Steltenpohl, R.D. Hatcher Jr., P.A. Mueller, A.L. Heatherington, and J.L. Wooden
Thermomagmatic evolution of Mesoproterozoic crust in the Blue Ridge of SW Virginia and NW North Carolina: Evidence from U-Pb geochronology and zircon geothermometry
Richard P. Tollo, John N. Aleinikoff, Joseph L. Wooden, Frank K. Mazdab, Scott Southworth, and C. Mark Fanning
Interactions between the southern Appalachian–Ouachita orogenic belt and basement faults in the orogenic footwall and foreland
William A. Thomas
Heterogeneous wrench-dominated transpression in the deep crust recorded by the Burnsville fault and related structures, Blue Ridge, North Carolina: Implications for the Acadian orogeny in the Southern Appalachians
Cheryl Waters-Tormey and Kevin Stewart
Southern Appalachian Laurentian margin initial drift-facies sequences: Implications for margin evolution
James F. Tull, David T. Allison, Stephen E. Whiting, and Nick L. John


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