Structure evolution of the Moine thrust belt between Loch More and Glendhu, Sutherland

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doi: 10.1144/sjg20020161
Authors:Butler, Robert W. H.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Coll. Swansea, Dep. Geol., Swansea, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Scottish Journal of Geology
Source:Scottish Journal of Geology, 20(2), p.161-179. Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0036-9276
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. 21 refs.; sects., block diags., geol. sketch maps
Summary:The occurrence of a number of large thrust sheets and imbricate slices of Cambrian cover and Lewisian basement is confirmed. They are bounded, however, by an interconnecting network of WNW-directed faults, and this propagated, piggy-back fashion, into the foreland. These new interpretations lead to a revision of structural units in the Glendhu area. A balanced cross-section for the Glendhu culmination is given; this leads to a total restoration for the footwall of the Moine thrust of at least 40 km. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Basement; Cambrian; Displacements; Faults; Imbricate tectonics; Lewisian; Models; Paleozoic; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Strain; Structural geology; Tectonics; Thrust faults; Upper Precambrian; Europe; Great Britain; Highland region Scotland; Scotland; Sutherland Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Bhuirich Structure; Eriboll Sandstone Formation; Evolution; Glencoul thrust sheet; Glendhu; Loch More; Lower Quartzite; Moine thrust belt; Pipe Rock
Abstract Numbers:85M/0885
Record ID:1985029083
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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