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Eye-to-eye with a mega-sheath fold: A case study from Wadi Mayh, northern Oman Mountains

Abstract:

Sheath folds are highly curvilinear folds, typically considered to develop by hinge rotation toward the transport direction during intense deformation. Most sheath folds are recognized on the centimeter to meter scale, with very few detailed studies of larger kilometer-scale structures. We here present evidence for a megascale sheath fold superbly exposed in the northern Oman Mountains. The Saih Hatat culmination consists of an exhumed high-pressure subduction zone with deep-level eclogites a...

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10.1130/G23884A.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
GEOLOGY
Volume:
35
Issue:
11
Pages:
1043-1046
Publication date:
2007-11-01
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EISSN:
0091-7613
ISSN:
0091-7613
Source identifiers:
83404
Language:
English
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pubs:83404
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uuid:22e5963d-8ae3-4e41-83ee-fed033e6d154
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pubs:83404
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2012-12-19

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