By P. E. KENT E, SATTERTHWAITE A. M. SPENCER Ed Geological Societry of London
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It emerges at McGillivray Ridge, where its stratigraphical throw is about 8000 ft. Displacement on this fault, measured on the top of the Jurassic, is more than four miles. The High Rock Range is underlain by the Lewis overthrust, which was penetrated at 3o45 ft in the Racehorse well. Stratigraphical throw of the overthrust where it reaches the surface is about 150o0 ft; displacement is not less than 15 miles. Throw and displacement are thus much reduced from their values in the Waterton area (23000 ft and 25 miles respectively), and northward they steadily diminish although the fault extends some 80 miles in that direction.
Small deviations from this rule are possible where a fault has cut across minor associated structures. Furthermore, it might not be entirely reliable in a thick rock sequence having a high degree of vertical and horizontal homogeneity, such as an isoclinalIy folded, heavily metamorphosed, uniformly fine-grained sedimentary succession. The strafigraphical section of the Rocky Mountain structural system, however, is heterogeneous--especially vertically--and this rule is basic to all interpretations.
1934. Mechanics of low-angle overthrust faulting as illustrated by Cumberland thrust block, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Bull. Am. Ass. Petrol. Geol. x8, I584-96. SCOTT, J. C. 195 i. Folded faults in Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta, Canada. Bull. Am. Ass. Petrol. Geol. 35, 2316-47 9 1953. Savanna Creek structure. , 3rd Annual Field Conference and Symposium, (Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists), pp. I34- 9. SCOTT, J. , HFm~ESSBY, W . J . & LAMON,R. S. 1957. Savanna Creek gas field, Alberta 7th Annual Field Conference Guild Book (Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists), pp.