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Structure and metamorphism of the McPartlan Pass - Sentinels area


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Williams, SJ 1976 , 'Structure and metamorphism of the McPartlan Pass - Sentinels area' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 110 , pp. 25-34 .

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Low metamorphic grade Precambrian quartzites and phyllites of the Mc. Partlan
Pass Sentinels area have been subjected to polyphase deformation and polyphase metamorphism.
The earliest recognizable folds are tight to isoclinal and they have a
penetrative foliation, with syntectonic mineral growth parallel to their axial surface.
F2 folds, which are also tight to isoclinal and nearly coplanar with F1, have an
associated S2 crenulation cleavage, with syntectonic mineral growth. The dominant
folds in this area are of the third generation and they control the orientation of
earlier structures. F3 are tight to close, upright folds in phyllites, and are of
more open style in quartzites. They have a moderate to steep north-westerly plunge.
The S3 cleavage may be a crenulation cleavage, a fracture cleavage, or a more isotropic
foliation. D4 structures occur sporadically throughout the area. EventsD1 to
D4 are of probable Precambrian age. The latest structures include two distinct sets
of kink bands, which may have been produced during a Palaeozoic orogeny.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Williams, SJ
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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