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Shear sense indicators in striped bedding-veins

Koehn, D. (2000) Shear sense indicators in striped bedding-veins. Journal of Structural Geology, 22 (8). 1141-1151 . ISSN 0191-8141 (doi:10.1016/S0191-8141(00)00028-6)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0191-8141(00)00028-6

Abstract

Striped bedding-veins are veins that lie subparallel to bedding and have an internal layering or lineation at a small angle to the veins’ long axis. They form during bedding-parallel slip and can be used as shear sense indicators. Solid inclusion trails produce the visible internal layering or lineation and track the opening direction of the veins. Elongate quartz crystals however can be oriented at an angle of up to 80° to the opening direction, are non-tracking, and contain almost no information on the shear sense. The striped bedding-veins can be separated into three types according to the geometry of their internal segmentation. Veins of type B opened parallel to jogs oriented at a low angle to bedding, veins of type J opened parallel to jogs oriented at a high angle to bedding and veins of type O opened orthogonal to bedding and jogs. Striped bedding-veins of types B and J contain crack–seal inclusion bands and displacement parallel inclusion trails. Striped bedding-veins of type O feature only crack–seal inclusion bands. The example of striped bedding-veins presented in this paper from the Orobic Alps of Italy belongs to type B. The lineation in the veins and the orientation of the inclusion bands and inclusion trails, as well as the orientation of steps in the vein wall, can be used to determine the sense of shear and the direction and amount of vein opening or bedding-parallel slip.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Koehn, Dr Daniel
Authors: Koehn, D.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Structural Geology
ISSN:0191-8141
Published Online:21 June 2000

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