Monthly Archives: August 2011

High pressure kinematics

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The basement region in SW Norway called Western Gneiss Region contains high-strain zones (mylonite zones) with deformation fabrics suggesting top-to-W or sinistral movements, particularly in the coastal parts. This was the leading edge of the Baltica craton during the Caledonian … Continue reading

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Portuguese boudins and folds

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I visited Spain and SW Portugal last week and couldn’t resist a short visit to the folded and boudinaged Carboniferous turbidites near Almograve, SW Portugal. Chocolate boudinage structures are not allthat common, but here there are a few superb examples … Continue reading

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