Abstract

The Sainte Victoire mountain, NE of Marseilles in southern France, is an eroded, thrust-faulted anticline of Jurassic limestone and dolomite. The broad fold, with a shorter south limb, developed in the late Cretaceous, and was eroded during the Eocene. The fold was overturned and split by a thrust fault in the late Eocene. Erosion again occurred, and further deformation took place in the late Miocene.

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