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dc.contributor.advisorCronin, Vincent S.
dc.contributor.authorSecrest, Stephen H.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T13:06:10Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T13:06:10Z
dc.date.copyright2011-08
dc.date.issued2011-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8243
dc.description.abstractFive normal faults exposed in the Lehigh Quarry near Waco, Texas, were analyzed. The mechanical stratigraphy of the quarry ranges from relatively strong chalk to marly chalk to chalky marl to relatively weak marl. Higher clay content yields weaker rock. The dip angle of the normal faults varies with rock strength, with steeper dips across the stronger strata. Carbon stable isotopes in 174 samples indicate that the water from which the calcite precipitated is formation water and not meteoric water, while oxygen isotopes indicate that precipitation of secondary calcite in the fault cores occurred between 48° and 110°C. Mechanical twins in macrospar calcite indicate shear stress slightly more than 5-15 MPa, and deformation temperature of <170°C. The microspar fabric includes thin veinlets of secondary calcite and host lithons of cemented chalk wallrock whose orientation relative to the domain boundaries can be used as a shear-sense indicator.en_US
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dc.subjectGeology.en_US
dc.subjectBalcones fault system.en_US
dc.subjectStructure.en_US
dc.subjectLehigh quarry.en_US
dc.subjectWaco, Tex.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of calcite-filled faults in carbonate strata, balcones trend near Waco, Texas.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGeology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Geology.en_US


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