Introduction

Sarah M. Roeske, Alison B. Till, David A. Foster, James C. Sample

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)vii-x
JournalSpecial Paper of the Geological Society of America
Volume434
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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