The Petrogenesis and tectonic implications of Blue Ridge mafic-ultramafic rocks: The Buck Creek and Carroll Knob complexes, and rocks of the Addie-Willets region

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This field trip examines the unusual and highly metamorphosed mafic and ultramafic rock associations of the central Blue Ridge province in western North Carolina. The aim of the trip is to show attendees the variability and common features among these units, and their use as tectonic indicators for the latest Precambrian geologic history of the Blue Ridge mountains. It was also a way to highlight the scientific results of four years of the Blue Ridge REU Site research program run jointly by Western Carolina University and by USF.

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2006-2007 GSA Southeastern Section Field Trips Guidebooks

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