Basement Tectonics 10


This volume presents contributions resulting from the Tenth International Basement Tectonics Conference, held in Duluth, Minnesota, USA in August 1992. The first three parts — the Rift Systems, Basement Control on Younger Structures, and Shear Zones — not only treat the geology of North America, but also the geology of other regions. Abstracts are summarized in Part IV.

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This volume presents contributions resulting from the Tenth International Basement Tectonics Conference, held in Duluth, Minnesota, USA in August 1992. The first three parts — the Rift Systems, Basement Control on Younger Structures, and Shear Zones — not only treat the geology of North America, but also the geology of other regions. Abstracts are summarized in Part IV.

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Basement tectonics encompasses the deep fundamental structures that control intraplate movement, i.e., the motions within the plates themselves, whereas plate tectonics is concerned with the motion and activity between crustal plates. Following a brief history of basement tectonics and the International Basement Tectonics Conferences, these proceedings of the August 1992 conference are arranged in four sections: rifting--Midcontinent Rifts; basement control on younger structures; shear zones; and abstracts. No index. Produced by the International Basement Tectonics Association. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

A Brief History of Basement Tectonics and the International Basement Tectonics Conferences
The Midcontinent Rift System: An Overview 3
Summary of GLIMPCE Geophysical Investigations of the Midcontinent Rift System in the Lake Superior Region 7
Integrated Potential-Field and Seismic Reflection Studies of the Midcontinent Rift in Eastern Lake Superior 11
The Port Coldwell Veins, Northern Ontario: Pb-Zn-Ag Deposits in a Rift Setting 15
Relationship Between Native Copper Deposits and Tectonic Development of the North American Midcontinent Rift System 19
Petrography and Sedimentation of the Middle Proterozoic (Keweenawan) Nonesuch Formation, Western Lake Superior Region: Midcontinent Rift System 25
Structural Geometry of the Superior Zone, Midcontinent Rift System 29
The Finland Tectono-Magmatic Discontinuity - A Growth Fault Marking the Western Margin of the Portage Lake Volcanic Basin of the Midcontinent Rift System 35
The Response to Rifting by the North Shore Volcanics in Minnesota 41
A Review of Sulfide, Platinum Group Element and Oxide Mineralization Along the Western Contact of the Duluth Complex: As Related to Structural Development 47
Keweenawan Supergroup Clastic Rocks of the Midcontinent Rift System in Iowa 55
Tectonic Implications and Influence of the Midcontinent Rift System in Nebraska and Adjoining Areas 61
Volcanic Rocks of the Midcontinent Rift System: A Review 65
Sedimentary Fill of the 1100 Ma (Keweenawan) Midcontinent Rift System in the Lake Superior Region 69
Paleozoic Rifting in New England, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, U.S.A. and Canada 73
In Search of the East Continent Rift Complex: Evidence and Conclusions 103
The Characteristics of Granite in a Cambrian Rift 107
The Possible Effect of a Very Old Archean Nucleus on Mesozoic Rifting of Gondwana 113
Structure of the Pripyat-Dnieper-Donets Rift System and Affiliated Economic Geology 119
Tectonic Setting of Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Intraplate Magmatism on Mount Hermon, Northern Israel 133
The Tanganyika, Malawi, Rukwa, and Turkana Rift Zones of East Africa: An Inter-Comparison of Rift Architectures, Structural Styles, and Stratigraphies 139
Preliminary Investigations of Basement Tectonic Fabric of the Conterminous USA 149
The Basement Fault Block Pattern: Its Importance in Petroleum Exploration, and Its Delineation With Residual Aeromagnetic Techniques 159
Geophysical Studies of Reactivated Precambrian Structures in Minnesota 209
Precambrian Structures of Western Ohio 215
Geology of the Precambrian Basement Beneath the Paleozoic of Southwestern Ontario 221
Basement Control of Recurrent Faulting, Central Montana 265
The Association of Hydrocarbon with Basement Rock of Pre-Phanerozoic Age 283
The Occurrences of Descendant and Indigenous Hydrocarbon in Precambrian Rocks of China 297
El Morro: A Tertiary Volcanic Event Controlled by Pre-Paleozoic Crustal Fracturing, San Luis, Argentina 323
The Geodynamic Evolution of the Sardinian-Corsican and Calabrian-Peloritan Hercynian Massifs 333
Seismic Tomography Study of Basement Tectonics of the Dabie, Ailaoshan, and Longmenshan Orogens, China 345
Development of Fabric and Structures in Shear Zones 355
Kinematics of Shear Zones in the Southern Superior Province 359
Transpression-Induced Ductile Shear in the Boundary Region of the Quetico and Wawa Subprovinces, NE Minnesota - A Response to Local Strain Partitioning 367
Continuous Proterozoic Strike-Slip Fault - En Echelon Fracture Arrays in Archean Rocks: Implications for Fault Propagation Mechanics and Dike Injection 379
New Data on Vergence of the Late Archean Great Lakes Tectonic Zone 409
Tectonics of the Altun Tagh Fault 413
Post-Extension Shortening Strains Preserved in Calcites of the Midcontinent Rift 419
The New Madrid Rift System - Its Role in the Evolution of the Illinois Basin 420
Structure, Stages of Rifting, and Kinematics, Baikal Rift, Russia 421
Recent Submersible Studies of Lake Baikal 423
Evolution and Tectonic Environment of the Late Precambrian Aulacogen System of the North China Craton 425
Relationships Between Microearthquakes and Faults of the Ancient Yishu Rift Valley 426
Southern Gulf of Suez: Rift Tectonics 427
A Retrospective Look at Basement Control on Younger Structures 428
Remobilization of Archean Basement Sulphides Into Proterozoic, Silver Vein-Bearing Structures, Cobalt, Ontario 430
Basement Control on Laramide Deformation in the Powder River and Williston Basins and Adjacent Areas of the Northern Midcontinent - Tectonic Hierarchy in Continental Lithosphere 432
Basement Structural Trends in Egypt as Obtained from Geopotential Data 434
Kinematics of the Sinai Microplate 435
The Structural Setting and Deformational Features of the Hemlo Au-Mo Deposit, Ontario 436
The Virginia Horn: A Reactivated Archean Fault/Shear Zone 438
Early Proterozoic Leptite and Halleflinta (Tuff and Tuffite) Sequences of Southern Finland Reinterpreted as Shear Zones: Significance to Lake Superior Geology 439
The Bamble Shear Belt, Southern Norway 441
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