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Swiss Journal of Geosciences

, Volume 101, Issue 2, pp 323–340 | Cite as

The Glarus thrust: excursion guide and report of a field trip of the Swiss Tectonic Studies Group (Swiss Geological Society, 14.–16. 09. 2006)

  • Marco Herwegh
  • Jean-Pierre Hürzeler
  • O. Adrian Pfiffner
  • Stefan M. Schmid
  • Rainer Abart
  • Andreas Ebert
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Participants

Ansorge Jörg (ETHZ)

den Brok Bas (EAWAG-EMPA)

Dèzes Pierre (SANW)

Gonzalez Laura (University of Bern)

Herwegh Marco (University of Bern)

Hürzeler Jean-Pierre (University of Basel)

Imper David (GeoPark)

Mancktelow Neil (ETHZ)

Mullis Josef (University of Basel)

Nyffenegger Franziska (Fachhochschule Burgdorf, University of Bern)

Pfiffner Adrian (University of Bern)

Schreurs Guido (University of Bern)

Schmalholz Stefan (ETHZ)

Schmid Stefan (University of Basel)

Wiederkehr Michael (University of Basel)

Wilson Christopher (Melbourne University)

Wilson Lilian (Melbourne University)

Keywords:

Helvetics Glarus thrust deformation mechanism mylonite brittle deformation geochemical alteration fluid pathway 

Abstract

This excursion guide results form a field trip to the Glarus nappe complex organized by the Swiss Tectonic Studies Group in 2006. The aim of the excursion was to discuss old and recent concepts related to the evolution of the Glarus thrust. The major aspects were (i) the interplay between deformation, fluid flow and geochemical alteration, (ii) episodic versus continuous deformation and fluid flow, and (iii) the link between large-scale structures, microstructures, and geochemical aspects. Despite 150 years of research in the Glarus nappe complex and the new results discussed during the excursion, there exist controversies that still are unsolved.

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© Birkhaueser 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Herwegh
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Hürzeler
    • 2
  • O. Adrian Pfiffner
    • 1
  • Stefan M. Schmid
    • 2
  • Rainer Abart
    • 3
  • Andreas Ebert
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geological SciencesUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Geology and PaleontologyBasel UniversityBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of Geological SciencesFreie Universität BerlinBerlinSwitzerland

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