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By Rolf Meissner, Larry Brown, Hans-Jürgen Dürbaum, Wolfgang Franke, Karl Fuchs, Friedrich Seifert

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With the spirit of the Nibelungen lingering from the once a year Richard Wagner pageant which had simply ended, two hundred scientists from 23 nations met at Bayreuth collage, just a mile clear of this historical and picturesque urban, to resume their assault on previous issues of Gaia.

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Offshore) is also conceivable[Seeberand Armbruster, 1981]. In summary,Alleghanianconvergence hastransported the entire Inner and Eastern Piedmont northwestward over an eastward-wideningautochthonbetweenwesternand eastern Georgia. The widening of the Alleghanian allochthonis showndiagrammaticallyin Plate 1 asthe eastwardopeningof thezonedefined by arrows(between ,• and•'). Thrusting associated with Alleghanianconvergence rootsinto the lower crustand uppermantle at the North American/westAfrican suture(,•, Plate1) andrisesintotheuppercrustor surface at theCentralPiedmont suture(•', Plate1) andbeyond in the Valley andRidgethrustbelt.

And C. J. Potter, The Moho in the northern Basin and Phinney, R. , andK. Roy-Chowdhury, Reflectionseismic Rangeprovince, Nevada, alongtheCOCORP40øNseismic studies of crustal structure in the eastern United States, in reflection transect, Geol. Soc. Am. , 97, 603-618, Geophysical frameworkof the continentalUnitedStates, 1986. Swift,Deepstructure andevolutionof theCarolinatrough, in Studiesin ContinentalMargin Geology,editedby J. S. 20 DEEP STRUCTURE OF BURIED SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS editedby L. C.

1988] or a crust-mantle United States National Science Foundation grants to the de3collement [MatteandHim, 1988]. No clearexplanation for COCORP project, most recently EAR-89161129. I. someof the stepsusedin dataprocessing. thesesequences hasemerged,butpossibleinterpretations have Prossensuggested AGU reviews by P. Matte and an anonymousreferee includedhigh-strainshearzonesIReston, 1988], or basaltic improved the paper. Institutefor the Studyof the Continents sills[Nelson,1991;Warner, 1990]. The presence of a layered Contribution No.

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