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          *Brew, D.A., and Ford, A.B., 1978, Megalineament in southeastern Alaska marks the southwest edge of Coast Range batholithic complex: Canadian  Journal of Earth Sciences, v.15, p. 1763-1772.


*Albritton, C.C., Jr., and Smith, J.F., Jr., 1956, The Texas lineament: 1st Geol. Congress, Sec.5, p. 501-518.

*Breed, W.J., 1964, Morphology and lineation of cinder cones in the San Franciscan volcanic field: in- Contributions to the geology of northern Arizona, Museum of N. Ariz. Bull.40, p. 65-71.
*Dockter, R.D., and Banks, N.G., 1977, Map showing photo lineaments in the Tortolita Mountains quadrangle, Arizona: USGS Open File Report 77-152, 1:62,5000.

*Mayo, E.B., 1958, Lineament tectonics and some ore districts of the Southwest: Min. Engr., Trans. AIME,  v.10, no.11, p.1169-1175.
*Titley, S.R., 1976, Evidence for a Mesozoic linear tectonic pattern in southeastern Arizona: Arizona Geol. Soc. Digest, v.10, p. 71-101.

*Turner, G.L., 1962, The Deming axis, southeastern Arizona, New Mexico and Trans-Pecos, Texas: in- Weber, R.H., and Peirce, H.W., eds., Mogollon Rim region: New Mexico Geol. Soc., 13th Field Conf., Guidebook, p. 59-71.


*Locke, A., Billingsley, P., and Mayo, E.B., 1940, Sierra Nevada tectonic pattern: GSA Bull., v.51, p. 514-539.

*Merifield, P.M., and Lamar, D.L., 1974, Lineaments in basement terrane of the Peninsular Ranges, southern California: Technical Report, California Earth Sciences Corporation, 74-1, International Conference on the New Basement Tectonics, 1st, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1974.
*Merifield, P.M., and Lamar, D.L., 1979, Faults and lineaments in the basement terrane of south-central San Diego County, California: in Earthquakes and other perils, San Diego region, Abbott, P.L., et al, eds., San Diego Assoc. Geol., San Diego, Calif., p.1-10.

*Sawicki, D.A., 1978, A structural and petrographic evaluation of the Thing Valley Lineament, San Diego County, California: M.S. thesis, San Diego State Univ., San Diego, Calif.



*Friedman, J.D., and Simpson, 1980, Lineaments and geologic strata of the northern Paradox Basin, Colorado and Utah: USGS Misc. Field Studies MF-1221.
*Tweto, O., and Sims, P.K., 1963, Precambrian ancestry of the Colorado Mineral Belt: GSA Bull., v.74, n.8, p. 991-1014. 

            *Anderson, A.L., 1934, Geology of the Pearl-Horseshoe Bend gold belt: Idaho Bur. Mines and Geology Pamphlet, v.41, 36 p. 

            *Greeman, T.K., 1981, Lineaments and fracture traces, Jennings County and Jefferson Proving Ground, Indiana: USGS Open-File Report 81-1120.
            *Greeman, T.K., 1983, Lineaments and fracture traces, Decatur County, Indiana: USGS Open-File Report 82-918, 1:48,000.

            *Dutch, S.I., 1981, Lineaments and faults of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the western part of the northern peninsula of Michigan:  USGS Open-File Report 81-977.

            *Dutch, S.I., 1981, Lineaments and faults of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the western part of the northern peninsula of Michigan:  USGS Open-File Report 81-977.
            *Heutmaker, J.F., and Morey, G.B., 1982, Lineament map, Hibbing sheet, Minnesota: Minnesota Geological Survey, Misc. Map series, Map M-49, 1:250,000.
            *Morey, G.B., 1981, Lineament Map, Two Harbors sheet, Minnesota: Minnesota Geological Survey, Map M-45, 1:250-000.
            *Morey, G.B., and Heutmaker, J.F., 1982, Lineament map, International Falls Sheet, Minnesota: Minnesota Geological Survey, Misc. Map M-47, 1:250,000.


*Amstutz, G.C., 1965, Tectonic and petrographic observations on polygonal structures in Missouri: New York Academy of Sciences Annals, v.123, p. 876-894.

*Langenheim, V.E., and Hildebrand, T.G., 1997, Commerce geophysical lineament; its source, geometry, and relation to the Reelfoot Rift and New Madrid seismic zone: GSA Bull., v.109, n.5, May 1980, p. 580-595.

*Schweig, E.S., III, et al, 1990, A seismic reflection survey of the Bootheel lineament in Missouri (abst): EOS (Trans. Amer. Gephys. Union), v.71, p. 1436.

*Schweig, E.S., III, and Marple, R.T., 1981, Bootheel lineament; A possible coseismic fault of the great New Madrid earthquakes,: Geology, v.19, n. 10, p. 1025-1028.



*Ehmann, W.J., 1985, Lineaments and their association with metal deposits, Ruby Mountains, Montana: USGS Open-file Report 85-599.
*Harlan, S.S., Schmidt, C.J., and Geissman, J.W., 1996, Nature and timing of recurrent movement on NW-trending faults in SW Montana; middle Proterozoic to Neogene history (abstr.):  GSA Abstracts with Prog., 28th annual meeting, v.28, n.9, 1996, p. 509.

*Weidman, R.M., and Alt, D.D., 1973, Lineament map of western Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1:500,000.
*Wilson, C.W., Jr., 1936, Geology of the Nye-Boulder lineament, Stillwater and Carbon Counties, Montana: AAPG Bull., v.20, p.1161-1188.



*Lervandowski, D.W., Jennings, T.V., and Lehman, T.W,, 1976, Relations between ERTS lineaments, aeromagnetic anomalies, and geologic structures in north-central Nevada: in R.A. Hodgson, S.PO. Gay, and Y.B. Benjamin, eds., Proceedings of First International Conference on New Basement Tectonics, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1974: Utah Geological Assoc., pub.5, p. 106-117.

*Mc Kee, E.H., and Blakely, R.J., 1990, Tectonic significance of linear, north-trending anomalies in north-central Nevada: in Geology and ore deposits of the Great Basin, sponsored by Geological Society of Nevada and USGS, Program with Abstracts, p. 49.

*Roberts, R.J., 1957, Major mineral belts in Nevada: AIME program for Reno meeting.

*Roberts, R.J., 1960, Alinement of mining districts in north central Nevada: USGS Prof. Paper 400-B, p. B17-B19.

*Roberts, R.J., 1966, Metallogenic provinces and mineral belts in Nevada: in Papers presented at the AIME Pacific Southwest mineral industry conference, Sparks, Nevada, May 5-7, 1965, Part A, General session on exploration and mine development in Nevada: Nev. Bur. of Mines Report 13, p. 44-72.

*Rowan, L.C., and Bowers, T.L., 1995, Analysis of linear features mapped in Landsat thematic mapper and side-looking airborne radar images of the Reno 1 degree by 2 degree quadrangle, Nevada and California; implications for mineral resource studies: Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing, v.61, n.6, June 1995, p. 749-759.

*Stewart, J.H., Moore, W.J., and Zeite, I., 1976, East-west patterns of igneous rocks, aeromagnetic anomalies, and mineral deposits, Nevada and Utah: GSA Bull. (in press).


          New Hampshire

*Ferguson, E.W., Clark, S.F., Jr., Picard, M.Z., and Moore, R.B., 1996, Lineament map area 2 of the New Hampshire bedrock aquifer assessment, southeastern New Hampshire: USGS Open-File Report OF 96-0490. (1:48,000)


          New Mexico

*Baldridge, W.S., 1979, Lineament tectonics and the role of pre-existing structure on the Rio Grande Rift (abstr.): EOS (AGU Trans.), v.60, n.46, p. 954.

*Kelley, V.C., 1972, New Mexico lineament of the Colorado Rockies front: GSA Bull., v.63, p. 1849-1852.


          New York

*Bahat, D., and engelder, T., 1984, Surface morphology on cross-fold joints of the Appalachian Plateau, New York and Pennsylvania: Tectonophysics, 104, p. 299-313.


          North Dakota

*Thomas, G.E., 1974, Lineament block tectonics, Williston-Blood Creek Basin: AAPG Bull., v.58, p.1305-1322.



*Denison, R.E., 1995, Significance of air photograph linears in the basement rocks of the Arbuckle Mountains: in Johnson, K.S., ed., Structural styles in the southern midcontinent, 1992, Symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 97, p. 119-131.



*Lindgren, W., 1901, The gold belt of the Blue Mountains of Oregon: USGS 22nd Ann. Rept., pt.2, p. 551-776.

*Stewart, J.H., Walker, G.W., and Kleinhampl, F.J., 1975, Oregon-Nevada lineament: Geology, v.3, p. 265-268.
*Venkatakrishnan, R., Bond, J.G., and Kauffman, J.D., 1980, Geological linears of the northern part of the Cascade Range, Oregon: State of Oregon Department of Mineral Industries, Special Paper 12, 25 p.


          South Dakota

*Structural geology of the Fanny Peak lineament, Black Hills, Wyoming-South Dakota: Wyoming Geol. Assoc. Guidebook, 23rd Ann. Field Conf., p. 61-64.



*Albritton, C.C., and Smith, J.F., 1957, The Texas Lineament: Int. Geol. Cong., 20th, Mexico City 1956, v.2, sec.5, p. 502-518.

*Caran, S.C., Thompson, E.T., and Woodruff, C.M., 1982, Lineament analysis and inference of geologic structure; examples from the Balcones/Ouachita trend of Texas: Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Geologic Circular 59-69.
*Muehlberger, W.R., 1980, Texas lineament revisited: in- Dickerson, P.W., and Hoffer, J.M., eds., Trans-Pecos region, southwestern Mew Mexico and west texas: New Mexico Geological Society, 31st Field Conference, Guidebook, p.113-121.
*Swan, M.M., 1975, The Texas Lineament- tectonic expression of a Precambrian orogeny (abstr.): GSA Abstracts with Program, p.1288-1289.
*Woodruff, C.M., and Caran, S.C., 1984, Lineaments of Texas; a possible surface expressions of deep-seated phenomena; a final report: Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, Geothermal resource assessment for the State of Texas.
*Moore, G.K., 1976, lineaments on Skylab photographs; detection, mapping and hydrological significance in central Tennessee:  USGS Open-File Report 76-196, 81 p.

*Moore, G.K., 1976, Lineaments on Skylab photographs; detection, mapping and hydrological significance in central Tennessee: USGS Open-File Report 76-            196, 81 p.
            *Friedman, J.D., and Simpson, 1980, Lineaments and geologic strata of the northern Paradox Basin, Colorado and Utah: USGS Misc. Field Studies MF-1221.


*Dennison, J.M., and Johnson, R.W., Jr., 1971, Tertiary intrusions and associated phenomena near the thirty-eighth parallel fracture zone in Virginia and West Virginia: GSA Bull., v.82, p. 501-508.
*Gathright, T.M., 1981, Lineament and fracture trace analysis and its application to oil exploration in Lee County, Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, publication no.28.



*Gay, S.P., 1983, Spokane Mountain deposit, NW USA- a uranium discovery resulting from aeromagnetic lineament analysis in a Precambrian metamorphic terrane: in Gavrielsen, R.H., Ramburg, J.B., Robertsd, D., and Steinlein, O.A., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of Basement Tectonics, International Basement Tectonics Association, v.4, p. 145-156.
*McLucas, G.B., 1981, Lineament and fault maps of the south Cascades, Washington: Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and earth resources, 1:100,000.


           West Virginia

*Dean, S.L., Kulander, B.B., and Williams, R.E., 1979, Regional tectonics, systematic fractures, and photolinears in southeastern West Virginia: in M.H. Podwysocki and J.L. Earle, eds., Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Basement Tectonics, v.10-53.

*Dutch, S.I., 1981, Lineaments and faults of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the western part of the northern peninsula of Michigan:  USGS Open-File Report 81-977.





*Bobyarchick, A.P., 1992, Significance of regional lineaments and fractures across the Piedmont/Blue Ridge boundary in North Carolina (abst): GSA Abstracts with Prog, v.24, n.2, p.4 (SE Section, Winston-Salem, NC)

*Engelder, T., and Geizer, P., 1980, On the use of regional joint sets as trajectories of paleostress fields during the development of the Appalachian Plateau, U.S.A.: J. Geophys. Res., v.85, p.6319-6341.

*Hobbs, W.H., 1904, The lineaments of the Atlantic border region: GSA Bull., v.15, p. 483-506.

         Colorado Plateau

           *Knepper, D.H., 1982, Lineaments derived from analysis of linear features mapped from LANDSAT images of ther Four Corners region of the southwestern United States:USGS          File Open File Rept 82-849, 79p.

         *Haman, P.J., 1975, A lineament analysis of the United States: West Canadian Research Publications, Calgary, Canada,ser. 4, no.1, 27 p. 
 Rocky Mountains

*Billingsley, P.R., and Locke, A., 1935, Tectonic position of the ore districts in the Rocky Mountain region: Am. Inst. Mining Metall. Petro. Eng. Trans., v.115, p. 59-68.

*Hoppin, R.A., ?, Lineaments: their role in tectonics of central Rocky Mountains: AAPG Bull., v.58, p. 2260-2273.






*Boucher, R.K., 1995, The relevance of lineament tectonic occurrences in the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, South Australia: PESA Jour., v.21, p. 69-75.

*O'Driscoll, E.S.T., 1985, The application of lineament tectonics in the discovery of Olympic Dam Cu-Au-U deposit at Roxby Downs, South Australia: Global Tectonics and Meytallurgy, v.3, n.1, p. 43-57.

*O'Driscoll, E.S.T., 1988, Lineament tectonics in ore search, with examples including Olympic Dam: Notes for Australian Mineral Foundation course 563/88.



*Kutina, J., Pokorny, J., and Vesela, M., 1967, Empirical prospecting net based on the regularity distribution of ore veins with application to the Jihlavas mining district, Czechoslovakia: Econ. Geol., v.62, p. 309-405.


         Great Britain

*Dunne, W.M., and North, C.P., 1980, Orthogonal fracture systems at the limits of thrusting: an example from southwestern Wales: J. Struct. Geol., v.12, p. 207-215.



*Petford, N., and Atherton, M.P., 1992, Granitoid emplacement and deformation along a major crustal lineament; The Cordillera Blanca, Peru: Tectonophysics, v.205, p.171-185.



*de Carvalho, D., 1977, Lineament patterns and hypogene mineralization in Portugal: in Mineral'nyye paragenezisy; tectonika rudnykh mestorzhdeniy: Symp. Int. Assoc. Genesis Ore Dep., n.4, v.2, p. 444-453.


          Saudi Arabia

*Legg, C.A., 1983, Northwest-trending lineaments in the central Arabian shield; Possible relevance in the search for mantle-related diatremes: Jeddah, Saudi Arabian Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources Open-File Rept. DGMR-OF-03-25, 9 p.



*Andreasson, P.G., Solyom, Z., and Johansson, I., 1987, Geotectonic significance of Mn-Fe-Ba and Pb-Zn-Cu-Ag mineralization along the Sveconorwegian-Grenvillian front in Scandinavia: Econ. Geol., v.82, no.1, p. 201-207.

*Lindh, A., 1980, Correlation of Landsat lineaments in the southwestern margin of the Baltic Shield: Geol. Foren. Stockholm Forh., v.102, p.1-12.

*Mikkola, K., and Vuorela, P., 1977, Ore-bearing areas as related to the linearity in Finish bedrock: in Mineral'nye paragenzisy i tektonika rudnykh mestorozndeniy, Bogdanov, B., ed., Symp. Int. Assoc. Genesis Ore Dep., n.4, v.2, p. 493-503.

*Rathore, J.S., and Hospers, J., 1986, A lineaments study of southern Norway and adjacent offshore areas: Tectonophysics, v.131, p. 257-285.



*Henderson, G., 1960, Air-photo lineaments in Mpanda area, western Province, Tanganyika, Africa: AAPG Bull., v.44, n.1, p. 53-71.



*Kogan, A.B., and Kitarev, Y.N., 1982, Main regularities of the fault network on platform areas of USSR (in Russian); Geotektonika, v.6, p. 80-87.



*Marsh, J.S., 1973, Relationship between transform directions and alkaline igneous rock lineaments in Africa and South America: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v.18, p. 317-323.



*Strom, R.G., 1964, No.39 Analysis of lunar lineaments, I.; tectonic maps of the moon: Communications of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, vol.2, n.36-39, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, p. 205-216.