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Personen: Salomon, Eric (Autor) 
Koehn, Daniel (Autor) 
Passchier, Cornelis Willem (Autor) 
Titel: Brittle reactivation of ductile shear zones in NW Namibia in relation to South Atlantic rifting
Quelle: Tectonics. Bd. 34. H. 1. Washington, DC : Union. S. 70 - 85
Erscheinungsjahr:    2015
ISBN / ISSN: 1944-9194
URL der Originalveröffentlichung doi:10.1002/2014TC003728
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Sprache: Englisch
Open Access: OpenAccess
Personen der Universität:    Salomon, Eric  In UnivIS suchen  ; Passchier, Cornelis Willem  In UnivIS suchen 
Einrichtung: Institut für Geowissenschaften
DDC-Sachgruppe:    Geowissenschaften
DFG-Fachgebiet: Geologie und Paläontologie
ID: 50203  Universitätsbibliothek Mainz
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Abstract: Rifting has occurred worldwide along preexisting mobile belts, which are therefore thought to control rift orientation on a large scale. On a smaller scale, shear zones within mobile belts are reactivated as rift faults. In NW Namibia, shear zones of the Neoproterozoic Kaoko Belt run sub-parallel to the present-day continental passive margin and are inferred to have been reactivated during opening of the South Atlantic ocean. However, the extent of this reactivation and the influence of the reactivated shear zones on South Atlantic rifting is largely unknown. A combined remote sensing and field study was conducted to quantify offsets that are a direct function of shear zone reactivation. The shear zones of the Kaoko Belt are partly overlain by the Paraná-Etendeka volcanic rocks, which were emplaced shortly before or simultaneously to the Atlantic rifting. Faulting within these volcanic rocks can be linked to syn- or post-rift movements. Along the shear zones, down-faulting of the basalts is widespread along listric faults where half-graben form in the hanging wall. At three sites we could determine vertical offsets of ~1180 m, ~470 m, and ~70 m. Although many shear zones were reactivated as faults, these are isolated, and offsets are small, suggesting that reactivation occurred only as a side effect of the rifting and that the Kaoko Belt shear zones have not exerted a significant influence on the rift orientation.
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