This study presents a geometric and structural analysis of curvilinear sheath folds exposed in blueschist rocks of the Ligurian Alps. Field data are presented in a geological map of the structural synthesis with related geological sections (at the 1:10,000 scale) that illustrate the relationships and evolution of large-scale, sheath folds within metamorphic rocks. We based our analyses on the geometric parameters of more than 40 minor folds, as shape (hinge-Lm1 angle, main axial plane/S1 angle, interlimb angle and hinge curvature), asymmetry, fold hinge/stretching lineation obliquity and structural facing pattern. The summary of the whole data depicts a coherent 3D structure showing several orders of minor folds. Sense of asymmetry of minor folds and stratigraphic order has been used to reconstruct a reliable large-scale structure, and to define the sheath fold shape.

Large sheath folds in the Briançonnais of the Ligurian Alps reconstructed by analysis of minor structures and stratigraphic mapping

BONINI, Lorenzo;
2015

Abstract

This study presents a geometric and structural analysis of curvilinear sheath folds exposed in blueschist rocks of the Ligurian Alps. Field data are presented in a geological map of the structural synthesis with related geological sections (at the 1:10,000 scale) that illustrate the relationships and evolution of large-scale, sheath folds within metamorphic rocks. We based our analyses on the geometric parameters of more than 40 minor folds, as shape (hinge-Lm1 angle, main axial plane/S1 angle, interlimb angle and hinge curvature), asymmetry, fold hinge/stretching lineation obliquity and structural facing pattern. The summary of the whole data depicts a coherent 3D structure showing several orders of minor folds. Sense of asymmetry of minor folds and stratigraphic order has been used to reconstruct a reliable large-scale structure, and to define the sheath fold shape.
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