Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

Principles of Practical Tectonic Analysis of Cratonic Regions

With Particular Reference to Western North America

Authors: Lyatsky, Henry, Friedman, Gerald M., Lyatsky, Vadim B.

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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Basic notions and definitions

    Pages 1-31

  • Structural-formational, tectonic étages as fundamental units of regional tectonic analysis

    Pages 32-56

  • Regional tectonic analysis of the Western Canada sedimentary province in Alberta, Saskatchewan and adjacent parts of the U.S.

    Pages 57-135

  • Methodological reasons for using structural-formational étages in regional tectonic analysis

    Pages 136-158

  • Reconstruction of structural history of a craton by using structural-formational étages in its cover and pre-cover volcano-sedimentary basins

    Pages 159-237

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Practical Tectonic Analysis of Cratonic Regions
Book Subtitle
With Particular Reference to Western North America
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Series Volume
84
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-49396-9
DOI
10.1007/BFb0010364
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-65346-2
Series ISSN
0930-0317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 372
Number of Illustrations
95 b/w illustrations
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