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Atlas of Mylonites- and related microstructures

  • Rudolph A. J. Trouw
  • Cees W. Passchier
  • Dirk J. Wiersma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 1-6
  3. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 7-23
  4. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 25-43
  5. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 45-72
  6. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 73-86
  7. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 87-99
  8. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 101-112
  9. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 113-140
  10. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 141-239
  11. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 241-262
  12. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 263-272
  13. Rudolph A. J. Trouw, Cees W. Passchier, Dirk J. Wiersma
    Pages 273-308
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 309-322

About this book

Introduction

    1. Mylonites form in response to high rates of strain within deep ductile shear zones, which are the extensions at depth of surface faults, thrusts and fault breccias. They can have many different mineralogical compositions and are therefore defined by their textural appearance. This atlas provides high definition images of a large number of different mylonites allowing students and geologists to correctly classify them with greater ease. It also offers insights into the interpretation of mylonitic fabrics to answer questions such as: from what type of rock did this mylonite derive? what were the metamorphic circumstances during mylonitization? what was the intensity of deformation? and what was the sense of shear?

Keywords

Cataclasite Deformation Mylonite Pseudotachylyte Shear sense indicators Shear zone

Authors and affiliations

  • Rudolph A. J. Trouw
    • 1
  • Cees W. Passchier
    • 2
  • Dirk J. Wiersma
    • 3
  1. 1.Depto. GeologiaUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroIlha do FundaoBrazil
  2. 2.Institut für GeowissenschaftenUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  3. 3.UtrechtThe Netherlands

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