Early curvilinear fold structures and strain in the Moine of the Glen Garry region, Inverness-shire

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.141.2.0327
Authors:Holdsworth, R. E.; Roberts, A. M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Leeds, Department of Earth Sciences, Leeds, United Kingdom
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University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of the Geological Society of London
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.141(Part 2), p.327-338. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. 37 refs.; illus., incl. geol. sketch maps
Summary:Four regional deformation episodes are recognized in the Moine rocks of this area in NW Scotland. One set of folds is intensely curvilinear and at many localities their hinges lie approximately parallel to the N-S-trending extension lineation. Examination of these structures in three dimensions provides information on the nature and orientation of the strain ellipsoid in this part of the Moine, which is markedly different from the later ellipsoid of demonstrable Caledonian age. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Caledonian Orogeny; Deformation; Fabric; Faults; Fold and thrust belts; Folds; Igneous rocks; Lineation; Lithostratigraphy; Metamorphic rocks; Metamorphism; Models; Orogeny; Paleozoic; Plutonic rocks; Precambrian; Recumbent folds; Shear; Sheath folds; Strain; Stratigraphic units; Structural analysis; Style; Syenites; Tectonostratigraphic units; Three-dimensional models; Thrust faults; Europe; Great Britain; Highland region Scotland; Inverness-shire Scotland; Moine thrust zone; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Glen Garry Scotland
Coordinates:N564500 N571500 W0044500 W0051500
Abstract Numbers:84M/3305
Record ID:2003045083
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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