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The Proceedings of the Twelfth International Basement Tectonics Conference continues an emphasis on tectonic problems of the older continental crust. While the evolution of the southern margin of the North American plate receives needed attention, problem areas of the Appalachians and of the Italian region are also treated. Finally methods of geophysical probing of upper crustal structure are explored. Geoscientists from seven different countries present the results of their research. Full papers in this book target the Llano region of Texas, the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, the northern Reading Prong of the northeastern USA, the Sardinian-Corsican Massif, the El-Eredyia area of Egypt, and seismic imaging beneath thrust blocks. The shape of plutons is analyzed with respect to crustal magma traps and magma driving pressure for a specific site in an extensional setting. Shorter communications include studies on fracture development, both laboratory studies and field studies, propagation and reactivation of faults, and lithological and geochemical studies of basement terranes.
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Not your cellar, but the fundament of continents is the concern of the eight invited and selected articles and 42 abstracts of poster and contributed papers. The main focus is on the southern margin of the North American plate, but some attention is paid to the Appalachians and the Italian region and to methods of geophysical probing of upper crustal structures. The topics include petrologic constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Llano uplift, geologic provinces of Oklahoma, whether the Southern Oklahoma Aulocogen is a Cambrian analog for Mid-Proterozoic Anorthosite-Mangerite-Charnockite-Granite complexes, surface and near-surface investigations of the alteration of the Mount Scott Granite and geometry of the Sandy Creek Gabbro pluton in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma, recent data on the Variscan geodynamic cycle in the Sardinian-Corsican Massif, and seismic imaging beneath thrust blocks. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Conference committees
Petrologic constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Llano uplift 3
Geologic provinces of Oklahoma 29
The Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen: a Cambrian analog for Mid-Proterozoic AMCG (Anorthosite-Mangerite-Charnockite-Granite) complexes? 39
Surface and near-surface investigation of the alteration of the Mount Scott Granite and geometry of the Sandy Creek Gabbro pluton, Hale Spring area, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma 79
Multiple reactivations of rigid basement block margins: examples in the northern Reading Prong, U.S.A. 123
The Variscan geodynamic cycle in the Sardinian-Corsican Massif, according to the most recent data 155
Geological and geophysical exploration for uranium mineralization in the El-Eredyia prospect area, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt 169
Seismic imaging beneath thrust blocks 191
Petrology and tectonic significance of the Polly Wright Cove pluton, Blue Ridge Province, Virginia: an extension-related, multiply-intrusive magmatic system of anorogenic origin 209
Basement-involved and detached phases of deformation in the evolution of fold-thrust belts: examples from the southern Cordilheira do Espinhaco and the Paramirim deformation corridor, Brazil 211
Evolution of the Late Proterozoic basement in the northern Appalachian orogenic system and implications for the Ouachita system 213
The north-trending swarm of Mesozoic dikes in the southern Appalachians: its map pattern and significance for Mesozoic extension 215
Crustal tectonic controlling metallogenies from Paleozoic to Tertiary in the North Patagonian region, Argentina 217
Early Proterozoic ductile reworking of Archean basement in the central Laramie range: a complex response to the Cheyenne belt, trans-Hudson and central plains orogens 219
Propagation of high angle, dip-slip basement fault zones into overlying sedimentary rocks 223
Geologic provinces of Oklahoma 225
Evidence from the stratigraphic record for basement deformation in southeastern Nebraska, midcontinent U.S.A. 227
Petrologic constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Llano uplift 229
Proterozoic evolution of the Llano uplift, central Texas: evidence for high-pressure metamorphism from the Oxford mafic body 231
Dikes in the Precambrian of the eastern Arbuckle mountains 233
Neoproterozoic continental-scale transpression megazone in eastern Brazil 235
Multiple reactivations of major fault zones in the northern Reading prong, U.S.A. 239
Structural evolution of Cima termine area, Val Venosta (northern Italy) 241
On fracture development in rock subjected to compression 243
The characteristics and tectonic evolution of the basement of the collision orogenic belt on the southeastern margin of the Yangtze plate 245
Revised granite-gabbro age relationships, southern Oklahoma aulacogen, U.S.A. 247
Late Precambrian strike-slip fault system of the Wichita-Amarillo mountains as delineated by detailed aeromagnetic data 251
Crustal growth during continental rifting: an example from the southern Oklahoma aulacogen 253
Integrated petrologic and sedimentologic studies of a late Neoproterozoic rift basin within the Grenvillian basement of Virginia 257
Structural imprint of the Wichita mountains frontal zone on overlying sediments 259
Plastic deformation as a factor of material transformation of rocks (southern Tien Shan) 261
Evolution of Proterozoic granitoids, eastern Arbuckle mountains, Oklahoma 265
Seismic imaging beneath thrust blocks 267
Seismicity and tectonic relationships of north central Oklahoma 269
Distribution of Phanerozoic faulting and folding, seismicity, and ore deposits in the midcontent region, U.S.A.: a reflection widespread Proterozoic rifting in the North American craton? 271
The Variscan geodynamic cycle in the Sardinian-Corsican massif 275
The influence of structural position and lithology on the fracture distribution in the east Kaibab monocline southeastern Utah: implications for fluid flow properties 277
Evolution of Grenville tectonic provinces, southeastern Llano uplift, central Texas 279
Anatomy of the Grenville orogen in west Texas 281
Halokinetic associated crustal stretching in the southern Red Sea: new observations of the basement and sedimentary cover from refraction constrained reflection seismic stratigraphy 283
Partial melting of Mount Scott granite at 850[degrees]C and 500 bars 285
Investigation of the Mount Scott granite drill core, Wichita mountains, Oklahoma 287
Geological and geophysical exploration for uranium mineralization on Ei-Erediya prospect area, central eastern desert, Egypt 289
Nature and age of ductile deformation associated with the "anorogenic" Town Mountain granite, Llano uplift, central Texas 291
Interdependency of mechanical and chemical processes during the evolution of chloritic breccia, Sacramento mountains, southeastern California 293
Factors affecting limiting angles for fault reactivation in basement rocks 295
Lead isotope mapping of crustal reservoirs within the Grenville superterrane: central and southern Appalachians 297
Petrology and geochemistry of a late proterozoic anorogenic supersuite, Laurentian Appalachians, Virginia and North Carolina: implications for magma-generation associated with cratonic extension 299
The role of recurrent tectonics in the formation of the Nemaha uplift and Cherokee-Forest City basins and adjacent structural features in eastern Kansas and contiguous states, U.S.A. 301
COCORP southwestern Oklahoma siesmic lines revisited 305
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