DIGITAL GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN BLUE RIDGE AND ADJACENT VALLEY AND RIDGE IN SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE, SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA, AND NORTHERN GEORGIA
Earlier problems between faults and rock units in and SW of the GSMNP appear resolved with detailed mapping in and near the remote KilmerSlickrock Wilderness. Two central BR terranes of distal Laurentian margin rocks, Cowrock (lower HayesvilleSoque River thrust sheet) and Cartoogechaye (upper, HayesvilleChunky Gal Mtn/Shope forkSoque River thrust sheet) are completely shown, along with the antiformal Dahlonega gold belt (lowest thrust sheet) from near Dahlonega, GA into NC and its northern end in the Great Balsam Mountains window. The Dahlonega gold belt is flanked to the W by the Taconian or Neoacadian(?) Soque River (Hayesville) fault and to the E by the Alleghanian dextral ChattahoocheeHolland Mountain fault, whose timing is delimited by the truncated 335 Ma Rabun pluton. The Rabun pluton is the westernmost known Alleghanian pluton in the orogen. The Cartoogechaye terrane terminates to the NE against the southern end of the main BR anticlinorium that exposes a variety of Grenvillian and older basement units.