Architecture of the continental lithosphere

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Authors:Sutton, J.; Watson, Janet V.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Imp. Coll., Cent. Environ. Technol., London, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Major crustal lineaments and their influence on the geological history of the continental lithosphere
Volume Authors:Reading, H. G., editor; Watterson, J.; White, S. H.
Source:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 317(1539), p.5-12; Major crustal lineaments and their influence on the geological history of the continental lithosphere, London, United Kingdom, Mar. 28-29, 1985, edited by H. G. Reading, J. Watterson and S. H. White. Publisher: Royal Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0080-4614
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 16 refs.
Summary:Large-scale (>1000 km) dislocations dating back to the Proterozoic traverse continental lithosphere plates and are characterized by complex fault arrays, ductile shear zones, fractures, depositional basins, anomalous igneous suites and mineral deposits. Lineaments that originated in within-plate transcurrent shear zones or rifts are steep and probably extend through the crust into the lithosphere mantle. Displacements and magmatism along many lineaments were episodic over changes in the global tectonic regime. Modern lineament movements fit plate-tectonic hypotheses but pre-Phanerozoic movements are more conjectural. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Block structures; Continental crust; Crust; Faults; Lineaments; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Systems; Tectonics; Upper Precambrian; Evolution; Igneous activity
Abstract Numbers:86M/5026
Record ID:1986064476
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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