orogenic belt


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orogenic belt

[¦ȯr·ə¦jen·ik ′belt]
(geology)
A linear region that has undergone folding or other deformation during the orogenic cycle. Also known as fold belt; orogen; orogene.
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However, Sm-Nd isotope studies of both Svecofennian orogenic belts in Finland (Huhma 1986) and the granulite area in South Estonia (Puura & Huhma 1993) revealed the uniform Palaeoproterozoic isotopic age of the juvenile crust.
Steeply-dipping reverse-slip faults (typically dipping 60[degrees] or more) are common and accommodate crustal shortening in orogenic belts around the world.
The Qinling orogenic belt is located at center China, between the South China and North China blocks (Fig.
This t-T evolution and uplift of rocks across the apatite total annealing zone to the current temperature on present erosion surface documents a very active orogenic belt.
Keywords: Fold-thrust assemblages; Salt Range; Marwat-Khisor ranges; Outer Himalayan; Orogenic Belt.
Iran is one of the seismically active areas of the Alpine- Himalayan orogenic belt.
Comparative studies on the Geology of the Circum-Pacific orogenic belt in Japan and Chile.
The Daguan Property is located within the Dian-Qian-Gui Golden Triangle (comprising parts of Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou provinces) where sedimentary rock-hosted gold deposits were formed in a tectonic and sedimentary environment along the junction between the Yangtze Craton and Youjiang Orogenic Belt.
Here are the results of a six-year multidisciplinary study of the central part of the Andean orogenic belt and its eastward adjacent foreland basin system, in northern Argentina and Chile.
In active orogenic belt hydrothermal fluids alter feldspar and plagioclase into extremely fine grained quartz and mica in the form of muscovite or sericite by sericitization while the same fluids alter biotite and garnets into chlorite by chloritization.
The Gondwanan orogenic belt can be considered an Andean-type orogene, where most of the deformation occurs under non-metamorphic conditions, such as metamorphism only developed close to the trench, in the accretionary prism ((Rebolledo and Charrier, 1994, Wilner et al.