Hercynian structures

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Authors:Sevastopulo, G. D.
Volume Title:geology of Ireland
Volume Authors:Holland, C. H., editor
Source:A geology of Ireland, edited by C. H. Holland, p.189-199. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, United States. ISBN: 0-470-27247-3
Publication Date:1981
Note:In English. 12 refs.A Halsted Press book; illus. incl. sketch maps
Summary:In SW Ireland the dominant Hercynian structural features are large-scale synclinoria and anticlinoria which give a clearly expressed grain to the topography; the major folds have amplitudes and wavelengths of several km and can be traced for tens of km along strike. Further north the folding becomes gradually more gentle, preventing a precise delimitation of the N boundary of the fold belt. Metamorphic grade is low and there is a lack of granite emplacement. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Devonian; Paleozoic; Stratigraphy; Structural geology; Tectonics; Variscan Orogeny; Europe; Ireland; Western Europe
Abstract Numbers:82M/1855
Record ID:1982036563
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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