This volume contains a selection of papers presented and discussed at the 7th International Conference on Basement Tectonics.
Most papers are devoted to the Major Fracture Zones in the Earth's Crust and the Tectonic Evolution of North American Basins.
The contributions focus on the geology, petrology, geophysics and remote sensing of basement rocks and its deformation history with an emphasis on field observations.
Tectonics of Some Spatial Arrays.- Counterclockwise Converging Basement Fracturing Patterns Across the Arabian Peninsula and Eastern Iran.- Evidence of Large Horizontal Earth Movements.- The Significance of NE-SW Parallel Fractures in the West African Craton.- The Mutito and Ikoo Faults in the Pan-African Mozambique Belt, Eastern Kenya.- Rift Related Magmatism and the Petrogenesis of Lavas from the Kiejo Eruptive, Rungwe Volcanic Province, S.W. Tanzania.- Deformation and Intrusion in Deeply Buried Rocks: Creep, High-Angle Ductile and Brittle Shear, and Congruent Shear Arrays.- Western Himalaya Basement Reactivation.- The Karakoram Crustal Fracture: Oblique Convergence in the Asiatic Tethys.- Tectonic Evolution of Northwestern South America.- Fracture Patterns on the Canadian Shield: A Lineament Study with Landsat and Orbital Radar Imagery.- The 1,800 Ma Mylonite-Anatectic Granitoid Association in Tandilia, Argentina.- The Gabbro-Dolerite Magmatism of the Foum Zguid Region: Relation to Deep Structure of Morocco and Possible Potential for Cobalt, Nickel and Platinum-Group Metals.- Speculations on the Origin of the Anadarko Basin.- Fundamental Crustal Lineaments and Transverse Structural Zones in Continental Rifts.- Tectonic Controls on the Lake Victoria Basin.- Basement Extension on the Newfoundland Continental Margin (Canadian East Coast).- Structural Fabric of the North American Continent, as Defined by Gravity Trends.- Neotectonic Framework of the United States.- Jurassic History of the Central Sierra Nevada and the ‘Nevadan’ Orogeny.- Eastern Canadian Cordillera: Implications of a Balanced Basement.- Geology of the Quesnel Lake Region, Central British Columbia: Geometry and Implications.- Regional Digital Analysis of Major Crustal Structures in Washington State.- Possibilities of Similar Rift Histories for the Central North American Rift System in Kansas and the Hartville Uplift in Wyoming.- The Duchesne Lineament — Utah and Colorado.- Appalachian Grenville Massifs: Pre-Appalachian Translational Tectonics.- The Origin of the Pine Mountain Window: An Internal Basement Massif within the Piedmont of Alabama and Georgia.- Recurrent Igneous Activity and Movements on Deep Faults Inherited from the Sutton Mountains Triple Junction.- Structural Control of Mesozoic Magmatism in New England.- Northwest-Trending Basement Fracture Zones in the Eastern United States and their Role in Controlling Neotectonic Movement and Earthquakes.- Geophysical Investigations of the Central Metasedimentary Belt, Grenville Province: Quebec to Northern New York State.- Regional Structural Reconnaissance of the Southwestern Grenville Province using Remotely Sensed Imagery.- Basement Influence on the Supracrustal and Plutonic Evolution and Deformation of an Archean Greenstone Belt.- Ductile Deformation of the Whitestone Anorthosite: Progressive Changes within the Parry Sound Shear Zone.- Role of Quartz-Bearing Dikes in Incipient Deformation of Whitestone Leucogabbro from the Parry Sound Shear Zone, Ontario, Canada.- The Radar Structure of Brazil South of the Amazon Basin with Special Emphasis on the Structural Setting of the Quadralatero Ferrifero, Minas Gerais State.- Deep-Crustal Response to Transpressional Shear in Brazil.- Crustal Mesoplate Tectonics: Deformation in Continental Interiors by Basement Detachment.- Proterozoic Basement-Cover Relationships in the Needle Mountains, SW Colorado, USA: A Cuspate-Lobate Fold Model.- Permian Tectonics from the Gulf of St. Lawrence: Evidence from Paleomagnetism.- Oxygen Isotope Studies of Rocks Across the Grenville Front.