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Introduction

Special Paper of the Geological Society of America

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DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-2434-8(2007)434

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Abstract

Metamorphic rocks adjacent to and within strike-slip faultsystems occur in a wide range of tectonic settings. Detailed studies show that for a number of these locales a significant part of the exhumation occurred during strike-slip fault motion, but the specific processes involved are often cryptic. Although some sites share characteristic features, such as metamorphic rocks exhumed in extensional step-overs within overall transtensional systems, no one common theme emerges from all of the studies. Our understanding of the variables that control continental strike-slip faults' interaction with mid- to lower-crustal structures is still primitive.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Introduction
Series title:
Special Paper of the Geological Society of America
DOI:
10.1130/978-0-8137-2434-8(2007)434
Issue:
434
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
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