Early Proterozoic structure and kinematic evolution of the southern mainland Lewisian

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Authors:Park, R. G.; Crane, A.; Niamatullah, M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Keele, Dep. Geol., Keele, United Kingdom
Univ. Leicester, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Evolution of the Lewisian and comparable Precambrian high grade terrains
Volume Authors:Park, R. G., editor; Tarney, J.
Source:Geological Society Special Publications, Vol.27, p.139-151; Third Lewisian conference, Leicester, United Kingdom, Mar. 20-22, 1985, edited by R. G. Park and J. Tarney. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0305-8719. ISBN: 0-632-01683-3
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 36 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table, sketch maps
Summary:The southern mainland region of the Lewisian is a belt of intense early Proterozoic deformation with a minimum width of 55 km, in which all the main structures trend NW-SE. Archaean structures are dominant in the central block to the northeast, and in a small enclave (the Ruadh Mheallan block) between Gairloch and Loch Torridon. Major structures within the belt include upright NW-SE folds and the Gairloch and Diabaig shear zones. The structural history is divided into six phases. [J.M.H.]
Subjects:Asymmetric folds; Block structures; Deformation; Fabric; Field studies; Folds; Kinematics; Lewisian; Paleoproterozoic; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Shear zones; Structural geology; Style; Tectonics; Upper Precambrian; Europe; Gairloch Scotland; Great Britain; Highland region Scotland; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Carnmore Antiform; Evolution; Letterewe Synform; Loch Torridon; Ruadh Mheallan Block; Tollie Antiform; Torridon Antiform
Abstract Numbers:89M/2551
Record ID:1988008461
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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