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September 17th meeting.
  September 17th meeting will present "The Role of Basement Influence on Changing Structural Styles in Appalachian Plateau Province by Craig A. Eckert EQT Production Co., Pittsburgh, PA. .  

How much do you know about the evolution of folds and faults in the Appalachian Plateau? Craig Eckert will discuss the structural development of folds linked to the re-activation of pre-existing faults in the Precambrian. The majority of these faults can be linked to a fabric emplaced during Proterozoic tectonism associated with early collisional events responsible for the formation and eventual destruction of Rodinia and Pangea. A continuum of thick to thin skin tectonics is evident for the plateau and was affected by both the presence of salt and geometric relationship between Acadian depositional strike and predominant Iapetan fault orientation. Additionally, continual reactivation of basement faults controlled the distribution of Silurian evaporates, determined where fault initiation planes were to occur, established planes of weakness, and eventually aided in the amplification and development of the fold belts as they exist today throughout the plateau province.

See our Speaker's abstract and biography for more information.
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Our meetings start at 6:00 pm with a social hour, dinner is served at 7:00 pm and the presentation begins at 8:00 pm. Dinner will cost $25.00/person, dinner for students is $5.00; checks preferred. For this month's meeting, reservations should be emailed to Steve McGuire at pgsreservations@gmail.com, please title as "PGS Dinner Reservation", by noon, Monday, September 15th. If you are unable to use email, call (412) 809-6723 and leave your name and number of reservations needed. Meeting will be held at the Fosterís Restaurant, Foster Plaza Building 10, 680 Andersen Dr, Greentree. See map for our meeting place. Suggested attire is business casual. Students and guests are welcome, you need not be a member to attend our meetings and its okay to just drop by for the speaker presentation at 8 pm.

From Pittsburgh: Parkway West to Green Tree-Crafton Exit. Bear left at exit and left again onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

From Airport and I 79: Parkway West towards Pittsburgh, exit at Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon Exit. Turn left onto Greentree Road, make left at 1st traffic light onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

Or go to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&sll=40.440676,-80.007248&sspn=0.127773,0.22007&q=foster%27s+restaurant+and+catering&near=pittsburgh+pa&latlng=40440556,-79996111,5411451826638810477 for a map.

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