Strain analysis and strain path modelling in the Loch Tollie Gneisses, Gairloch, NW Scotland

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doi: 10.1016/0191-8141(84)90064-6
Authors:Odling, Noelle E.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Edinburgh, Grant Inst. Geol., Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of Structural Geology
Source:Journal of Structural Geology, 6(5), p.543-562. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York, International. ISSN: 0191-8141
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. 28 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table, 1 plate, geol. sketch maps
Summary:Two models based on rotational and irrotational strain are used in a quantitative structural analysis of the Loch Tollie gneisses in the Tollie antiform. The results show that only the rotational model is relevant and indicate that the Tollie antiform lies on the NE margin of a large-scale shear zone, the main zone of deformation of which can be traced SW approx 4 km. This zone represents a major tectonic boundary within the Lewisian of NW Scotland. [M.E.J.]
Subjects:Antiform folds; Deformation; Field studies; Finite strain analysis; Folds; Interpretation; Lewisian; Lineation; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Shear; Shear zones; Strain; Structural analysis; Structural geology; Style; Upper Precambrian; Europe; Gairloch Scotland; Great Britain; Highland region Scotland; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Gairloch schist belt; Irrotational strain; Loch Maree Fault; Loch Tollie Gneisses; Northwestern Scotland; PATEN; Rotational strain; Strain path modeling; SUST; Tollie Antiform
Coordinates:N544000 N610000 W0004500 W0083000
Abstract Numbers:85M/3271
Record ID:1985013872
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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