Sunday, December 30, 2012
New papers examine core complexes
"Continental and oceanic core complexes," by Donna L. Whitney, Christian Teyssier, Patrice Rey, and W. Roger Buck offers "a survey of ∼40 yr of core-complex literature, discuss processes and questions relevant to the formation and evolution of core complexes in continental and oceanic settings, highlight the significance of core complexes for lithosphere dynamics, and propose a few possible directions for future research."
The second paper, "Development of extension-parallel corrugations in the Buckskin-Rawhide metamorphic core complex, west-central Arizona," by John S. Singleton, concludes that "Structural data from the Buckskin-Rawhide metamorphic core complex in west-central Arizona demonstrate that prominent NE-trending detachment fault corrugations are folds produced by extension-perpendicular (NW-SE) shortening during the middle to late stages of core complex extension (ca. 18–10 Ma)."
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