Late-orogenic extensional tectonics at the NW margin of the Caledonides in Scotland

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doi: 10.1144/GSL.JGS.1995.152.01.04
Authors:Potts, G. J.; Hunter, R. H.; Harris, A. L.; Fraser, F. M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Liverpool, Department of Earth Sciences, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of the Geological Society of London
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.152 (Part 6), p.907-910. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1995
Note:In English. 13 refs.; illus., incl. geol. sketch map
Summary:A major ductile extensional structure, the Sound of Iona fault, throwing down several km to the ESE, probably marks the S portion of the NW Caledonian margin in Scotland. The fault-related mylonites predated the 413 ± 3 m.y. Ross of Mull granite and are inferred to have postdated the ∼ 425 m.y. Moine thrust. It is concluded that the Sound of Iona fault is one of many late Caledonian faults in Scotland, but is exposed at a deeper structural level than normal. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Extension tectonics; Faults; Forelands; Metamorphic rocks; Mylonites; Normal faults; Tectonics; Caledonides; Europe; Great Britain; Hebrides; Inner Hebrides; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe
Abstract Numbers:96M/2169
Record ID:1996076242
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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