Fold and thrust belts; structural style, evolution and exploration: an introduction

J. A. Hammerstein*, R. Di Cuia, M. A. Cottam, G. Zamora, R. W. H. Butler

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Abstract

The outer parts of collision mountain belts are commonly represented by fold and thrust belts. For many, the key advances in understanding thrust systems arise from hydrocarbon exploration in the foothills of the Canadian cordillera, as exemplified by landmark papers by petroleum geologists (e.g. Bally et al. 1966; Dahlstrom 1969, 1970). Thus, although many of the key concepts in the structural geology of fold and thrust belts have earlier origins in other orogens, the impetus has come from the desire to exploit geological resources that reside in the
subsurface.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGeological Society Special Publications
Volume490
Early online date5 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Apr 2020

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