A correlation procedure of scattered tectonic and metamorphic imprints in the reactivated crust is elaborated from recent analytical work in three Alpine metamor- phic complexes. It consists of: interpretation of the time-sequence of tectonic fabrics and test of their kinematic coherence; determination of paragenetic compatibility among the mineralogical support of mesoscopic fabrics; cross-validation of mineral transformation over- prints; construction of P-T-d-t paths using a time-sequence of parageneses. The representation of structural and metamorphic information conveys the full tectono-metamorphic history on maps displaying combined tectonic and metamorphic effects. Shape and size definition of metamorphic units, now individuated mainly using their lithological homogeneity and domi- nant metamorphic imprint, is improved. The analysis of interactions between fabric and meta- morphic imprint distributions, proposed in three Alpine examples, shows that the dominant metamorphic imprint does not coincide with Tmax-Prmaxof each inferred P-T-d-t loop; the dominant metamorphic imprint is that given by the mineralogical support of the most perva- sive fabric. Different metamorphic imprints may dominate in adjacent areas of a single tectono-metamorphic unit (TMU), or equivalent metamorphic imprints may dominate in different TMUs. Therefore, lithostratigraphic setting and dominant metamorphic imprint are inefficient to contour TMUs in terrains with polyphase deformation and metamorphism, without considering multiscale heterogeneity of superposed synmetamorphic fabrics.

A critical assessment of the tectono-thermal memory of rocks and definition of tectono-metamorphic units : evidence from fabric and degree of metamorphic transformations / M.I. Spalla, M. Zucali, S. di Paola, G.G.M. Gosso - In: Deformation mechanisms, rheology and tectonics : from minerals to the lithosphere / D. Gapais, J.P. Brun, P.R. Cobbold. - London : Geological society of London, 2005. - ISBN 1862391769. - pp. 227-247

A critical assessment of the tectono-thermal memory of rocks and definition of tectono-metamorphic units : evidence from fabric and degree of metamorphic transformations

M.I. Spalla
Primo
;
M. Zucali
Secondo
;
G.G.M. Gosso
Ultimo
2005

Abstract

A correlation procedure of scattered tectonic and metamorphic imprints in the reactivated crust is elaborated from recent analytical work in three Alpine metamor- phic complexes. It consists of: interpretation of the time-sequence of tectonic fabrics and test of their kinematic coherence; determination of paragenetic compatibility among the mineralogical support of mesoscopic fabrics; cross-validation of mineral transformation over- prints; construction of P-T-d-t paths using a time-sequence of parageneses. The representation of structural and metamorphic information conveys the full tectono-metamorphic history on maps displaying combined tectonic and metamorphic effects. Shape and size definition of metamorphic units, now individuated mainly using their lithological homogeneity and domi- nant metamorphic imprint, is improved. The analysis of interactions between fabric and meta- morphic imprint distributions, proposed in three Alpine examples, shows that the dominant metamorphic imprint does not coincide with Tmax-Prmaxof each inferred P-T-d-t loop; the dominant metamorphic imprint is that given by the mineralogical support of the most perva- sive fabric. Different metamorphic imprints may dominate in adjacent areas of a single tectono-metamorphic unit (TMU), or equivalent metamorphic imprints may dominate in different TMUs. Therefore, lithostratigraphic setting and dominant metamorphic imprint are inefficient to contour TMUs in terrains with polyphase deformation and metamorphism, without considering multiscale heterogeneity of superposed synmetamorphic fabrics.
Settore GEO/03 - Geologia Strutturale
2005
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