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By J. E. Treagus (auth.), J. E. Treagus (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401050139

ISBN-13: 9789401050135

ISBN-10: 9401122881

ISBN-13: 9789401122887

This quantity bargains with these websites chosen as a part of the Geological Conservation evaluate (GCR) in the southern British a part of the Caledonides, that's, the paratectonic Caledonides - a Caledonian terrane with out powerful and pervasive deformation and metamorphism, comparable to happened extra north. This orogenic belt shaped by means of lengthy and intricate strategies of earth events among 500 and 380 million years ahead of the current (?late Cambrian to mid-Devonian times), and has been vintage floor for geologists for 2 hundred years. it truly is possibly no twist of fate that James Hutton in 1795 selected to demonstrate his geostrophic cycle (and unconformity) with 3 visually particular examples of the deformation wrought on reduce Palaeozoic rocks by means of Caledonian occasions. the previous Caledonian mountain chain, which might be visible at the present time in fragmented items in Scandinavia, Britain and eire, and North the United States, used to be finally the results of the collision of 2 continental plates and the closure of a former ocean, Iapetus. a few of these fragments, together with these in Scandinavia, southern Britain, and the Republic of eire and the Maritime Provinces of Canada, are inspiration to have lain at the south part of the sea ahead of collision: the remainder of North the USA, northern eire, and Scotland are concept to have lain north of the previous Iapetus.

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12 West Burrow Head. (A) Geological map of site. 12A). 34 Back Bay, Monreith On the other hand, if Rust (1965) is correct in the rocks on its two sides, and an alternative his view that north of the anticline (north-west of 'structural' interpretation has been proposed which the site) there is a sequence of Hawick Rocks would make the fault a far less important structure. (Rust's Carghidown and Kirkmaiden Formations) The settlement of the controversy over this major uniformly dipping and younging to the north-west Southern Uplands discontinuity, will have consideras far as Kirkmaiden, then a 2-3 km displacement able repercussions on the study of the geological would be necessary, downwards on the south side framework of southern Scotland.

The model was developed by assuming that the strain did not depart Significantly from plane strain with moderate subvertical stretching, based on the limited field observations of strain parameters. In the Irish equivalent of the Southern Uplands, however, Anderson and Cameron (1979) and Murphy (1985) have recognized transection, again mostly clockwise, but associated with a distinctive, sub horizontal stretching lineation. Transecting cleavage has been attributed to a deformation model called 'transpression' (see Sanderson and Marchini, 1984), which can be produced by superimposing simple shear on a non-rotational strain.

This pericline, viewed from the north-west, is at Shaddock Point (NX 478 393), near the Isle of Whithom site. (Photo: P. ) lithologies. 11). Throughout the site, it is usually possible to demonstrate the direction of younging from sedimentary structures. At the northern end (about NX 47703645), 1 m-thick greywackes display unusually clear examples of graded bedding, with gritty, loaded and flute-casted bottoms, and crosslaminated silts and cleaved mudstones at the tops. Such indications, elsewhere at the site, show that the majority of the folds face sideways, or upwards, to the south-west.

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