Title

Fold Classification of the Kalabsha and Seyal Fault Region

Presenter Information

Kathryn Boardman

Department

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Major

Geology & Geophysics

Research Advisor

Hogan, John Patrick

Advisor's Department

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Funding Source

NSF-National Science Foundation

Abstract

The region surrounding the Kalabsha and Seyal faults near Aswan, Egypt is characterized by complex folding as a result of a long history of deformation. The faults cut through a dome structure that, along with its basin counterpart, has a frequent appearance in the desert landscape. The formation and relation to neighboring faults of these dome and basin structures is unknown. This was the main focus of the field work we conducted in Egypt for a NFS project. In the field we discovered a set of folds located near the center of the dome, and bounded by the Kalabsha and Seyal faults. The classification of the type of deformation (soft sediment and/or tectonic) of the folding would result in a better understanding of the regional deformation, and fault involvement in its formation. This will be achieved through stereographical analysis of the collected structural data (strike/dip/location), and interpretation of field observations.

Biography

Kathryn Boardman grew up and attended grade school and high school in Salem, MO. After high school, Kathryn began her college career in Park Hills, MO. at Mineral Area College, and received an A.A. degree with honors in the Spring of 2006. In the Fall of 2006, she continued her education at Missouri S&T, and plans to graduate with her B.S. in Geology & Geophysics in the summer of 2010. Kathryn has been involved in PTK, and numerous geological societies such as DAKE (AAPG) and SEG, but most of her activities have been restricted to work by necessity. She has worked as a pharmacy tech., CNA, waitress, cake decorator, and baker, all of which have given her valuable experience in teamwork, on the job training and management. Kathryn’s main interests in her field are mineralogy (radioactive substitution), petrology (mafic layered complexes), deformation band formation and how it can compartmentalize or trap fluids, development of Remote Sensing and Computational Geophysics technologies, and polar flips/reversals (effects on magnetic field, and relation to extinction events and crustal displacement). Kathryn plans to get a job in one of her areas of interests after she graduates.

Research Category

Research Proposals

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Award

Research proposal poster session, Second place

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

07 Apr 2010, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Comments

Joint project with Crystal Twenter

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Fold Classification of the Kalabsha and Seyal Fault Region

Upper Atrium/Hallway

The region surrounding the Kalabsha and Seyal faults near Aswan, Egypt is characterized by complex folding as a result of a long history of deformation. The faults cut through a dome structure that, along with its basin counterpart, has a frequent appearance in the desert landscape. The formation and relation to neighboring faults of these dome and basin structures is unknown. This was the main focus of the field work we conducted in Egypt for a NFS project. In the field we discovered a set of folds located near the center of the dome, and bounded by the Kalabsha and Seyal faults. The classification of the type of deformation (soft sediment and/or tectonic) of the folding would result in a better understanding of the regional deformation, and fault involvement in its formation. This will be achieved through stereographical analysis of the collected structural data (strike/dip/location), and interpretation of field observations.