The role of mid-crustal shear zones in the early Proterozoic evolution of the Lewisian

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Authors:Coward, M. P.; Park, R. G.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Imp. Coll., Dep. Geol., London, United Kingdom
Univ. Leicester, United Kingdom
Keele Univ., United Kingdom
Volume Title:Evolution of the Lewisian and comparable Precambrian high grade terrains
Volume Authors:Park, R. G., editor; Tarney, John
Source:Geological Society Special Publications, Vol.27, p.127-138; Third Lewisian conference, Leicester, United Kingdom, Mar. 20-22, 1985, edited by R. G. Park and John Tarney. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0305-8719. ISBN: 0-632-01683-3
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 30 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table, sketch maps
Summary:The major shear zones in the Lewisian complex are either steep NW-SE zones, with a generally dextral strike-slip component, or were sub-horizontal before subsequent deformation. Movements on the major zones record a long period of probably intermittent activity from approx 2600 to approx 1400 m.y. [J.M.H.]
Subjects:Deformation; Displacements; Faults; Field studies; Laxfordian; Lewisian; Mesoproterozoic; Paleoproterozoic; Plate convergence; Plate tectonics; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Shear zones; Strike-slip faults; Structural geology; Tectonics; Tectonophysics; Transpression; Upper Precambrian; Europe; Great Britain; Hebrides; Outer Hebrides; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Carnmore; Diabaig; Evolution; Inverian; Loch Laxford; Loch Torridon
Abstract Numbers:89M/2550
Record ID:1988008460
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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