Structural evolution of the Irish Variscides

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.143.1.0053
Authors:Cooper, M. A.; Collins, D. A.; Ford, M.; Murphy, F. X.; Trayner, P. M.; O'Sullivan, M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Coll., Dep. Geol., Cork, Ireland
Volume Title:Variscan structure of south west England and related areas; proceedings of a meeting
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, 143(1), p.53-61; Variscan structure of south west England and related areas, Plymouth, United Kingdom, Oct. 27-28, 1984. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 43 refs.; illus. incl. sects., geol. sketch maps
Summary:The Variscan deformation, which can be zoned using structural styles and trends, was thin-skinned and progressed from S to N above a sole thrust. It is most intense S of the Dingle-Dungarvan line where layer-parallel shortening, buckling and then thrusting is seen. Deformation to the N of the line is less intense and reflects control by pre-Variscan structures in the basement. The Leinster massif was an important control both on Upper Palaeozoic palaeogeography and on the deformation which dies out towards the massif. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Crustal shortening; Faults; Structural geology; Tectonics; Thrust faults; Variscan Orogeny; Europe; Ireland; Western Europe; Evolution
Abstract Numbers:86M/2273
Record ID:1991045125
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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