Mississippian fossils from southern appalachian metamorphic rocks and their implications for late paleozoic tectonic evolution.

@article{Guthrie1993MississippianFF,
  title={Mississippian fossils from southern appalachian metamorphic rocks and their implications for late paleozoic tectonic evolution.},
  author={George M. Guthrie and Robert A. Gastaldo and M G Steltenpohl},
  journal={Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={262 5134},
  pages={
          732-4
        }
}
Fossils of Periastron reticulatum Unger emended. Beck recovered from the Erin Slate of the Talladega slate belt of Alabama establish that these rocks have a Mississippian (Kinderhookian-Tournaisian) age. The Talladega slate belt, the southwestern extension of the western Blue Ridge belt, was interpreted to have been affected by regional dynamothermal metamorphism and coeval deformation as a result of the Acadian orogeny. This fossil find indicates that metamorphism and deformation of the… CONTINUE READING

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