In the past few years two main late Hercynian shear zones have been identified in Sardinia: the Mount Grighini shear zone in the centre of the island and the Posada Valley shear zone in the north. Both are dextral wrench shear zones, affecting the Hercynian basement during the Late Carboniferous, and characterized by a simple shear deformation with an evolution from cataclastic to ultramylonitic rocks. The meso-and microstructural deformation features are discussed here. On the basis of these, two maps of the different deformative zones within the shear zones have been prepared and both displacements have been calculated. An attempt has also been made to correlate with other late Hercynian shear zones in continental Europe on the basis of common features and geological constraints.

Late Hercynian shear zones in Sardinia

MUSUMECI, GIOVANNI;PERTUSATI, PIERO
1990

Abstract

In the past few years two main late Hercynian shear zones have been identified in Sardinia: the Mount Grighini shear zone in the centre of the island and the Posada Valley shear zone in the north. Both are dextral wrench shear zones, affecting the Hercynian basement during the Late Carboniferous, and characterized by a simple shear deformation with an evolution from cataclastic to ultramylonitic rocks. The meso-and microstructural deformation features are discussed here. On the basis of these, two maps of the different deformative zones within the shear zones have been prepared and both displacements have been calculated. An attempt has also been made to correlate with other late Hercynian shear zones in continental Europe on the basis of common features and geological constraints.
Elter, F. M.; Musumeci, Giovanni; Pertusati, Piero
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