Detailed observations of pseudotachylyte, eclogite, and fracturing in eclogites from Holsy Island, Western Norway

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dc.contributor.advisor Boundy, Theresa M. en_US Jones, Jonathan L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial e-no--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:55Z 2011-06-03T19:38:55Z 2000 en_US 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2000 .J66 en_US
dc.description.abstract Fieldwork conducted in the summer of 1998 on Holsnoy Island, western Norway, resulted in the discovery of 47 new outcrop locations which bear eclogite facies pseudotachylytes. The pseudotachylytes exhibit features common to shallow crustal pseudotachylytes, including rip-out zones, paired shears, injection veins, and liquid immisibility textures. Documented field relations show that multiple generations of pseudotachylyte cross cut each other. Field relationships also suggest that the pseudotachylyte formed prior to the eclogite contained in fracture planes and shear zones. In all observed cases the eclogite cross cuts the pseudotachylyte, and in some cases the pseudotachylyte has been eclogitized. Pseudotachylytes and eclogite that are located within 3 m of one another do not appear to be structurally related. Two dominant sets of fractures are found in the eclogite veins. The first set is oriented orthogonally to the eclogite, and was likely formed by hydrofracturing. The second set of fractures is oriented oblique to the eclogite plane and probably formed as a result of shearing during the development of the eclogite. As the fluids were exhausted the rock began to behave in a brittle manner and this would likely be when microfractures were initiated. The fractures that are present throughout the eclogite planes do not appear related to a volume reduction associated with a metamorphic phase transition from granulite to eclogite. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Geology en_US
dc.format.extent ii, 125 leaves : ill., maps (some col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 map (92 x 122 cm.). en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eclogite -- Norway -- Holsny Island. en_US
dc.title Detailed observations of pseudotachylyte, eclogite, and fracturing in eclogites from Holsy Island, Western Norway en_US
dc.description.notes Includes 1 map of Holsny Island inserted in pocket. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
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