Title

Comment and Reply on "Basement Balancing of Rocky Mountain Foreland Uplifts"

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Geology

Volume

14

Issue

9

Publisher

Geological Society of America

Publication Date

1986

First Page

806

Last Page

807

DOI

10.1130/0091-7613(1986)​14<806:CAROBB>

Abstract

Erslev (1986) presented a geometric model for faults in the Rocky Mountain foreland province which rests on two assumptions. The first assumption is that the Precambrian rocks responded to Laramide compression by rigid rotations and translations along narrow brittle and ductile shear zones. The second assumption is that all faults are curved. I raise here several points concerning the assumptions and interpretations presented in Erslev's paper.