parautochthonous

parautochthonous

[¦par·ə·ȯ′täk·thə·nəs]
(geology)
Pertaining to a mobilized part of an autochthonous granite moved higher in the crust or into a tectonic area of lower pressure and characterized by variable and diffuse contacts with country rocks.
(petrology)
Pertaining to a rock that is intermediate in tectonic character between autochthonous and allochthonous.
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Howard and Offield 1968; Robertson 1968; Roddy 1968; Wilson and Stearns 1968] have demonstrated that parautochthonous bedrock exposures of shatter cones are confined to the central uplift of complex craters.
In an important paper, Wnuk and Pfefferkorn (1984) described parautochthonous assemblages of medullosan pteridosperms from Pennsylvania, USA.
The application of size-frequency distribution and energy flow in paleoecologic analysis: an example using parautochthonous death assemblages from a variable salinity bay.
Lower Plate-Hosted Gold Mineralization: Gold mineralization hosted by autochthonous or parautochthonous Ordovician to Devonian lower plate sedimentary rocks would be similar to Jerritt Canyon and other large Carlin-type gold deposits.
A marginal parautochthonous belt in the northwest can be readily linked with the adjacent foreland, despite the effects of Grenvillian metamorphism and polyphase deformation (Fig.
The Parautochthonous belt followed intermediate P-T-t trajectories.
It confirms earlier conjecture, based on parautochthonous assemblages, that cordaitalean trees grew in inter-channel areas.