Title

Fold Classification of the Kalabsha and Seyal Fault Region

Presenter Information

Crystal Twenter

Department

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Major

Geology

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

Crystal Twenter, the daughter of Larry Twenter, was born July 19, 1988. She grew up and attended grade school and high school in Sedalia, MO. After high school she decided to pursue a degree in geology from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and plans to graduate in the spring of 2011. Crystal has been involved in numerous activities on campus since. Some of these activities include: President of C.L. DAKE society for two years, member for one year, AAPG, SEG, SGE, Theater, and CCF. She has had the opportunity to work in the mineral lab, research opportunity in the Bahamas, research opportunity on the Nile in Egypt, has had an internship with Barrick Gold of North America, and recently accepted an internship with Cliffs Hibbing Tactonite Mine in Minnesota. All of these activities have given her valuable experience to her career. Crystal’s main interests are mineralogy, petrology, and structural geology. She intends to work in the geology or related field 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 Kathryn Boardman

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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.