Current Topics in Structural Geology

Current Topics in Structural Geology

1st Edition - May 11, 1989

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  • Editor: P. L. Hancock
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984810

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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

  • Preface

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1989
  • Published: May 11, 1989
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984810

About the Editor

P. L. Hancock

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Structural Geology, University of Bristol, UK

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