Strain path partitioning within thrust sheets; microstructural and petrofabric evidence from the Moine thrust zone at Loch Eriboll, Northwest Scotland

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doi: 10.1016/0191-8141(84)90060-9
Authors:Law, R. D.; Knipe, R. J.; Dayan, H.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Leeds Univ., Dep. Earth Sci., Leeds, United Kingdom
Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro, Dep. Geol., Brazil
Volume Title:Journal of Structural Geology
Source:Journal of Structural Geology, 6(5), p.477-497. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York, International. ISSN: 0191-8141
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. 50 refs.; illus. incl. 4 plates, sect., geol. sketch maps
Summary:Quartz c-axis fabrics and microstructures within a suite of quartzites collected from this area are used to interpret the detailed processes involved in fabric evolution. The intensity of quartz c-axis fabrics is directly proportional to the calculated strain magnitude. A correlation is also established between the pattern of c-axis fabrics and the calculated strain symmetry. Two kinematic domains are recognized and tectonic models offering possible explanations for the presence of kinematic (strain path) domains within the thrust sheets are considered. [M.E.J.]
Subjects:Deformation; Displacements; Fabric; Facies; Faults; Field studies; Foliation; Greenschist facies; Interpretation; Lewisian; Lineation; Metamorphic rocks; Metamorphism; Mylonites; Plastic flow; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Quartzites; Strain; Structural analysis; Structural geology; Tectonics; Thrust faults; Upper Precambrian; Europe; Great Britain; Moine thrust zone; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Arnaboll thrust sheet; Basal Quartzite; Coaxial deformation; Evolution; Loch Eriboll; Northwestern Scotland; Quartz c axis fabrics; Shear bands; Sole Thrust; Strain path partitioning
Coordinates:N544000 N610000 W0004500 W0083000
Abstract Numbers:85M/3273
Record ID:1985013868
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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