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By G. Michael Clark, Edward J. Ciolkosz, J. Steven Kite, David A. Lietzke(auth.)

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Published via the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Field journey Guidebooks Series.

The geomorphology of the valuable and Southern Appalachians has been the topic of a number of past tours. Johnson et al. (1933) led a gaggle from ny via New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and japanese such a lot West Virginia to the sixteenth foreign Geological Congress in Washington, DC. Butts et al. (1933) mentioned a few features of Appalachian geomorphology in the course of their day trip from Washington to Morristown, Tennessee and go back. extra lately, Ciolkosz et al. (1971) led a geomorphology and soils journey from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Washington. Kite and Linton (1987) et al., geared up box tours for the 1st assembly of the Southeastern pals of the Pleistocene in japanese West Virginia. Bogucki et al. (1973) led a visit via nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park; a part of this path may be re-traversed on day considered one of this day trip. Delcourt and Delcourt (1985) additionally carried out a visit from Knoxville throughout the nice Smoky Mountains and also visited the terraces of the Little Tennessee River. because the sixteenth IGC, the focal point of Appalachian geomorphic learn has shifted from hypothesis on total drainage evolution and outline and correlation of presumed erosion surfaces to quantitative description, process-oriented reviews according to equilibrium innovations, and utilized learn. curiosity is still excessive, despite the fact that, in study that may aid clarify the origins of topography and drainage during this vintage zone.


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Leave Tazewell County, enter Bland County. On left, short sorted stripe complex emanating from shattered outcrop of Clinch Sandstone. Descend dip slope and ascend stratigraphic section through rock units ofSilurian and Devonian age. Steeply-sloping block accumulation on left, lesser slope on right on bench. Extensive colluvium mantles dip slope here. Steeply-sloping block accumulation and other colluvium mantling slope. Continue up-section, with unresolved structural complexities associated with the Saltville (Bland) Fault (Butts, 1933) into Devonian shale stratigraphic sequence.

This is the drop-off spot for the Alum Cave Trail to the crest of Mt. LeConte. Debris slide scars and flow tracks, debris flows and dams, and associated flood damage from the 1September 1951 cloudburst in this area (Bogucki, 1970; 1976) are readily accessible from this trail. , 1987a; Ryan, P. , M. S. Thesis in preparation and FIGURE 14). Walker Camp Prong. T150: 26 Mt. Kephart Mt. Le Conte / \ / \ \ ~. -~ , Thunderhead Sandstone FIGURE 12 Schematic block diagram of upper drainage basin of West Prong Little Pigeon River.

Structure section A-A'. , 1979, Figure 9, p. 33). T150: 45 AI / Nam~ of Formation coal) MISSISSIPPIAf' omerate Portage-Chemung beds (Brallier Fm. at base) DEVONIAN Millboro Fm. Huntersville Chert Rocky Gap SSe f "Ss. Rose Hill Fm. Tuscarora SSe unconformity SILURIAN Juniata Fm. Martinsburg Fm. Ls. "0 OJ ORDOVICIAN ~ ~ Fm. ~ OJ 00 00 co >< Mascot Dol. 0.. Kingsport Dol. ~ c ~ Longview Ls. OJ ~ Knox Group ~ u Chepultepec Fm. ~ ~ ~ QJ :> :I:. r~ ". Nolichucky She Honaker Dol. (Elbrook, Pulaski block) CM1BRIAN FIGURE 26 Stratigraphic column showing formations along New River southeast of the Saltville Fault and on the northwest limb of the Blacksburg Synclinorium.

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