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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 66 (1982)

Issue: 2. (February)

First Page: 242

Last Page: 242

Title: Structural Geology Short Course: ABSTRACT

Author(s): W. G. Brown

Article Type: Meeting abstract


This 6-hour course presents a review of the basic structural principles which should guide any structural interpretation. Special attention is given to those principles which apply to the southern Oklahoma and west Texas areas. These principles include those related to thrust belt interpretation, reverse faulting and associated structures, wrench-fault tectonics, and extensional faulting. In keeping with the theme of this convention, several "new tricks"--or rather old and often unused techniques of structural analysis--are presented. These techniques include proper structural projection, down-plunge viewing, depth-to-detachment, and the concept of structural balancing.

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