Mylonitic fabric transition in an extensional tectonic setting

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This chapter is found in a book that provides a survey of the rocks and structures of fault and shear zones. These zones are fundamental geologic structures in the Earth's crust. Their rigorous analysis is crucial to understanding the kinematics and dynamics of the continental and oceanic crust, the nature of earthquakes, and the formation of gold and hydrocarbon deposits. To document the variety of fault-related rocks, the book presents more than six hundred photographs of structures ranging in scale from outcrop to submicroscopic. These are accompanied by detailed explanations, often including geologic maps and cross sections, contributed by geoscientists from around the world.


This book chapter was originally published in Fault-related Rocks: A Photographic Atlas. The book from the publisher can be found here.

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