Current Topics in Structural Geology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080372419, 9780080984810

Current Topics in Structural Geology

1st Edition

Editors: P. L. Hancock
eBook ISBN: 9780080984810
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 11th May 1989
Page Count: 238
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Current Topics in Structural Geology is a collection of invited papers on particular topics of interest in structural geology, from field-based problems on the scale of terranes to microstructures in nature and experiment. Contributors also explore earthquake faulting; S-C mylonites; tectonics and hydrogeology of accretionary prisms; deformation mechanisms; transparent polycrystals; shape and lattice preferred orientations; and mushroom-shaped diapirs. This text is comprised of 13 chapters; the first of which introduces the reader to shallow crustal earthquakes and the structural geology of fault zones. The first chapter also emphasizes the seismogenic regime, strike-slip earthquake rupture processes, structural questions posed by seismology, and mesothermal gold-quartz lodes hosted in steeply inclined shear zones of mixed 'brittle-ductile' character. Discussion then turns to normal faulting in the upper continental crust, along with the application of a method based primarily on fault slip data analysis to determine paleostress in terms of orientation and magnitude. The mechanical behavior and deformation textures of simulated halite shear zones are considered, with special regard to the internal structures of S-C mylonites and their mechanical implications. The remaining chapters examine the role of decollement zone in the tectonics and hydrogeology of accretionary prisms; synkinematic microscopy of transparent polycrystals; and the origin of metamorphic core complexes and detachment faults formed during Tertiary continental extension in the northern Colorado River region. This book is intended primarily for students and practitioners of structural geology.

Table of Contents


Journal of Structural Geology Editors, Past and Present

Earthquake Faulting as a Structural Process

Normal Faulting in the Upper Continental Crust: Observations from Regions of Active Extension

From Orientation to Magnitudes in Paleostress Determinations using Fault Slip Data

The Origin of S-C Mylonites and a New Fault-Zone Model

The Origin of Metamorphic Core Complexes and Detachment Faults Formed during Tertiary Continental Extension in the Northern

Colorado River Region, U.S.A.

Tectonics and Hydrogeology of Accretionary Prisms: Role of the Decollement Zone

Structural Aspects of Suspect Terranes and Accretionary Tectonics in Western North America

Deformation Mechanisms—Recognition from Natural Tectonites

Coupled Grain-Scale Dilatancy and Mass Transfer during Deformation at High Fluid Pressures: Examples from Mount Lyell, Tasmania

Synkinematic Microscopy of Transparent Polycrystals

Development of Shape and Lattice Preferred Orientations: Application to the Seismic Anisotropy of the Lower Crust

Emplacement Kinematics of a Granite Diapir: The Chindamora Batholith, Zimbabwe

Anatomy of Mushroom-Shaped Diapirs


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About the Editor

P. L. Hancock

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Reader in Structural Geology, University of Bristol, UK

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