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North Carolina Geologic Map (1985)

The North Carolina Geological Survey published this map in 1985. It is now out of print and available from the NCGS as a facsimile or for download. The map below is a scanned copy of the original map, complete with the bibliographical references. It presents some minor defects due to the re-assembly of the scanned parts. Please note it is a large file.

Geologic Map of North Carolina

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Reference: Map compiled by The North Carolina Geological Survey, Philip M. Brown, Chief Geologist, and John M. Parker, III, State Geologic Map Coordinator in association with The State Geologic Map Advisory Committee,1985, 1 plate. Copyright: NCGS.

Tectonic Map of the North Carolina Inner Piedmont

Modified after Hatcher (2002), Merschat (2002), and Gilliam(2010).

Abbreviations and symbols for all three maps:
Faults: BCF-Brindle Creek. BFZ-Brevard Fault Zone. MF-Marion. MSF-Mill Spring. SLMF-Sugarloaf Mountain.
Others: BCP-Brooks Crossroads pluton. CPS-Central Piedmont Suture. HG-Henderson gneiss. NW-Newton window. SMW-Sauratown Mountain window. SRA-Smith River allochton.
State boundaries in dashed purple line.

Base: USGS 1x2 (1:250,0000) topographic map

Geologic Map of the North Carolina Inner Piedmont (base: topographic map)

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Base: North Carolina Geologic Map (1985)

Geologic Map of the North Carolina Inner Piedmont (base: state geologic map

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Base: 1" arc USGS NED

Geologic Map of the North Carolina Inner Piedmont (base: 1 sec arc NED

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References:

Gilliam, William George, "Structural and metamorphic evolution of the west-central Newton window, eastern Inner Piedmont, Burke, Catawba, and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2010, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_gradthes/798.

Hatcher, R.D., Jr., 2002, An Inner Piedmont primer, in Hatcher, R.D., Jr., and Bream, B.R., eds., Inner Piedmont geology in the South Mountains-Blue Ridge Foothills and the southwestern Brushy Mountains, central-western North Carolina: North Carolina Geological Survey, Carolina Geological Society annual field trip guidebook, p. 1-18.

Merschat, A. J., and Kalbas, J. L., 2002, Geology of the southwestern Brushy Mountains, North Carolina Inner Piedmont: A summary and synthesis of recent studies, in Hatcher, R. D., Jr., and Bream, B. R., eds., Inner Piedmont geology in the South Mountains-Blue Ridge Foothills and the southwestern Brushy Mountains, central-western North Carolina: Carolina Geological Society Guidebook, p. 101-126.