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Author Lyatsky, Henry V., 1962-

Title Principles of practical tectonic analysis of cratonic regions : with particular reference to western North America / Henry V. Lyatsky, Gerald M. Friedman, Vadim B. Lyatsky
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [1999]


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Description xx, 369 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Series Lecture notes in earth sciences, 0930-0317 ; 84
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 84
Contents Basic Notions and Definitions -- Structural-Formational Tectonic Etages as Fundamental Units of Regional Tectonic Analysis -- Regional Tectonic Analysis of the Western Canada Sedimentary Province -- Methodological Reasons for Structural-Formational Etages -- Reconstruction of Structural History of a Craton by Using Structural-Formational Etages in its Cover and Precover Volcano-Sedimentary Basins -- Finding an Adequate Regional Tectonic Interpretation Constrained by Mappable Properties of Rocks -- Neotectonic and Current Tectonic Crustal Movements -- Conclusions
Summary Steep crystalline-basement faults, commonly indicated by potential-field anomalies, played a crucial role in evolution of continental cratonic platforms. In the Phanerozoic Western Canada Sedimentary Province, history of crustal block movements and warps is reconstructed from the distribution of depocenters, lithofacies and structures in structural-formational étages in sedimentary cover. Each étage is a rock succession formed during a particular tectonic stage; regional tectonic restructuring closes each stage, and the next stage represents a new tectonic regime. Practical tectonic analysis, based on observation of rocks and geophysical data, is a reliable guide for deciphering a region's geologic history and for resource exploration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-369)
Notes Online version of the print title
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Subject Cratons -- North America.
Geology, Structural -- North America.
Physical geography.
Author Friedman, Gerald M.
Lyatsky, Vadim B., 1927-
LC no. 98051416
ISBN 3540653465 (softcover : acid-free paper)