Balanced cross-sections and their implications for the deep structure of the Northwest Alps; discussion

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doi: 10.1016/0191-8141(84)90072-5
Authors:Platt, J. P.
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Oxford Univ., Dep. Geol. and Mineral., Oxford, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of Structural Geology
Source:Journal of Structural Geology, 6(5), p.603-606. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York, International. ISSN: 0191-8141
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. For paper by Butler, R. W. H., see J. Struct. Geol., 5, p. 125-138, 1983. 11 refs.; illus. incl. geol. sketch map
Summary:Field evidence around the SW termination of the Mont Blanc basement massif casts doubt on Butler's interpretation of the massif as a relatively thin thrust-sheet extending over the imbricated Dauphine cover. A thick-skinned model of basement faulting, analogous to Laramide faulting in the western USA, seems more appropriate for this area. [M.E.J.]
Subjects:Basement; Decollement; Displacements; Faults; Folds; Mechanics; Mesozoic; Olistoliths; Sedimentary structures; Soft sediment deformation; Structural geology; Tectonics; Thrust faults; Triassic; Alps; Belledonne Massif; Dauphine Alps; Europe; France; French Alps; Haute-Savoie France; Mont Blanc; Savoy Alps; Western Alps; Western Europe; Albertville Sheet; Col du Bonhomme; Crete des Gittes; Northwestern Alps; Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Sheet
Coordinates:N423000 N510000 E0083000 E0050000
Abstract Numbers:85M/3281
Record ID:1985013880
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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