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Continental Reactivation and Reworking

Continental Reactivation and Reworking


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As a result of its relative buoyancy, continental crust is rarely subducted meaning that successive episodes of continental deformation imparts a complex geological character that is not found in younger oceanic lithosphere. This character is largely the result of two related processes: (1) reactivation, involving rejuvenation of discrete structures; and (2) reworking, involving the repeated metamorphism, deformation and magmatism of a previously tectonised crustal or lithospheric volume. Characterising the style, distribution and timing of reactivation and reworking in different continental settings should therefore provide a crucial dataset with which to evaluate the spatial patterns, temporal evolution and dynamic controls of tectonic rejuvenation of the continents and continental lithosphere. A combination of review and research papers are presented which highlight some of the issues and problems associated with the characterisation and modelling of continental reactivation and reworking. Readership: Metamorphic petrologists, tectonocists, geochronologists, structural geologists and geodynamicists, as well as, sedimentologists and igneous petrologists.

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ISBN-13: 9781862390805
Publisher: Geological Society Pub House
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Series: Special Publication No. 184
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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