Abstract

Describes and illustrates a crosssection of the south slope of the Tete de Gaulent massif in Hautes-Alpes, France, exposed along the right bank of the Tramouillon torrent near Saint-Crepin. Two Brianconnais nappes are superposed, with a zone of thrust slices lying between. Several repeated series in the high massif are interpreted as frontal crenulations of the upper nappe. Gliding took place along Carboniferous beds, which are laminated and attenuated.

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