Cross-strike structures controlling magmatism emplacement in a flat-slab setting (Precordillera, Central Andes of Argentina)
S. Oriolo, M. S. Japas, E. O. Cristallini, M. Giménez, 2014. "Cross-strike structures controlling magmatism emplacement in a flat-slab setting (Precordillera, Central Andes of Argentina)", Deformation Structures and Processes within the Continental Crust, S. Llana-Fúnez, A. Marcos, F. Bastida
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Detailed structural, kinematic and geophysical data on the foreland of the Pampean flat-slab segment (Hualilán area, Andean Precordillera of Argentina) have shown that cross-strike structures have had an important role in the evolution of this Andean segment since Miocene times. These structures represent pre-existing crustal fabrics reactivated during the Andean orogeny and could have controlled the emplacement of the Miocene arc-magmatism migrating into foreland due to the flattening of the slab. Likewise, kinematic results obtained for these structures support a similar stress frame to that obtained elsewhere in the Precordillera but showing different motions as a consequence of their high obliquity to the orogen trend. Moreover, they record a reorientation of kinematic axes during Late Miocene–Pliocene times.
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Deformation Structures and Processes within the Continental Crust
This volume presents a selection of papers showing the current focus of studies of deformation structures and processes within the continental crust. The selected contributions use a large range of analytical techniques suited to the full range of structure sizes and fine-tuned to the physical process that controls the deformation, from the grain boundary at the micro-scale, the lithological contact at the meso-scale to the plate boundary at the global scale.
The papers in the volume are grouped into three sections relating to specific lines of research within the analysis of rock deformation structures and processes, in particular in respect to the continental crust: structures within shear zones and faults; magmatic structures, and microstructures and rheology. These sections include papers describing field studies, experimental rock deformation and numerical modelling of deformation processes.