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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 47 (1963)

Issue: 2. (February)

First Page: 362

Last Page: 363

Title: Continental Geophysics: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Paul L. Lyons

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Assembly maps may now be made of regional gravity

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and magnetic maps on a continental scale. These may be used to assemble such maps as the basement structure and the derived structure of the Mohorovicic surface itself, including a fault-block mosaic of the continent. The relations shown help establish contour control for additional maps showing such measurements as age of basement rocks, hydrodynamics, and heat flow. A knowledge of such "deep" maps assists in the construction of paleogeographic maps. It is the thesis of this paper that the factors establishing these maps play a fundamental part in the accumulation of oil and gas and the survival of trap areas.

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