The spectacular, near- vertical roadcuts in the High Bridge Group (Middle Ordovician) in central Kentucky (Fig. 1) along U.S. Highway 27 just south of the Kentucky River (Fig. 2) afford an excellent opportunity to examine a major fault zone and study its complexity (Figs, 3, 4). These roadcuts are located in Garrard County approximately 12 miles south of Lexington and contain the oldest rocks exposed in Kentucky.
Map and Chart 1
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The drafting assistance of Lyla Messick, University of Cincinnati, and the financial support of Schlumberger Well Services are greatly appreciated.
Gilreath, J. A.; Potter, Paul E.; and Losonsky, George, "Guide to Interpretation of Structural Features Associated with the Kentucky River Fault System Along U.S. Highway 27 Near Camp Nelson, Kentucky" (1989). Kentucky Geological Survey Map and Chart. 212.