Despite the often divergent opinions regarding the evolution of the Teslin suture zone (TSZ), previous tectonic models broadly agree that the TSZ comprises a ductile shear zone that constitutes a fundamental crustal boundary (e.g., Tempelman-Kluit 1979; Erdmer 1985; Hansen 1989; Stevens and Erdmer 1996; Hansen and Dusel-Bacon 1998). In contrast, de Keijzer et al. (1999) offer a radical model in which the TSZ is a rootless polydeformed nappe obducted onto North America. According to their interpretation the TSZ does not represent a shear zone. Although the influx of new ideas in science is always commendable,...
Kilometre-scale folding in the Teslin zone, northern Canadian Cordillera, and its tectonic implications for the accretion of the Yukon–Tanana terrane to North America: Discussion1
Douglas H. Oliver, Vicki L. Hansen; Kilometre-scale folding in the Teslin zone, northern Canadian Cordillera, and its tectonic implications for the accretion of the Yukon–Tanana terrane to North America: Discussion. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences ; 38 (5): 879–882. doi: https://doi.org/10.1139/e00-123
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