Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Bind 20

The Society, 1910
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Side 406 - ... and sea. While it is generally supposed that the extent of the continental areas at the beginning of Paleozoic time was small, forming islands, Walcott is inclined to the belief that it was very considerable, stating : The continent was larger at the beginning of the Cambrian period than during any epoch of Paleozoic time, and probably not until the development of the great fresh-water lakes of the Lower Mesozoic was there such a broad expanse of land upon the continental platform between the...
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Side 404 - containing several disconnected longitudinal folds high enough to affect the direction of currents and consequently the character of the sediments, and, in a smaller degree, faunal distribution." The variegated marbles are in the western or "Knoxville trough
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Side 191 - They intersected the strata above and below them after the latter imd become hard and brittle. (5) They may be observed in direct continuity with dikes. (6) They pass from one horizon to another. (7) The bottom of the sedimentary strata above them, wherever it is observable, is a freshly ruptured surface. (8) Apophyses of the trap pass from the main sheet into the cracks of the slate above and below. (9) The trap sheets, particularly at the upper contact, hold included fragments of the overlying...

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