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The Moine Thrust Belt contains imbricate systems derived from Cambro-Ordovician sediments together with thrust sheets of their Lewisian basement. Correlation of Precambrian structures between these thrust sheets and the adjacent foreland demonstrates displacements >25 km, values confirmed and exceeded by restored cross sections constructed through the imbricated sedimentary cover. The basement-carrying thrust sheets display a wide variety of structural styles even though they have deformed under essentially the same metamorphic pressure and temperature conditions (lower greenschist facies). These include the translation of crystalline basement as sheets with no appreciable internal deformation apart from sparse quartz-epidote-filled fractures and ∼1 m of...

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