Posts Tagged ‘Vermont’

Callan posted a blog this morning about the Champlain Thrust (sidenote: having gone to Midd as an undergrad, I have fond memories of the outcrop he describes in the post).   One of the pictures was a close-up of a vein with a distinctive fabric that was puzzling.   The image reminded me of a figure from Passchier and Trouw (2005), so I suggested that maybe the vein was due to antitaxial growth (straight fibres that indicate a mean displacement direction of the vein wall rocks) during simple shear.   Here’s the image:

Fig. 6.7, Passchier & Trouw, 2005

Yes?  No?  Other ideas?


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