Structural analysis performed in the continental tuscan units of the Northern Apennines (Italy) highlight the presence of transversal and parallel structures, with respect to the main trend of the belt (NW-SE), affecting the tectonic nappe pile. These structures, following the main synmetamorphic phases associated to isoclinal folds with axial plane foliations, are upright folds, brittle and brittle-ductile shear zones. Nearly upright folds are related to NW-SE and NE-SW directions of shortening. The two perpendicular directions of shortening, associated with a contraction setting, induced the vertical growth of the metamorphic domes enhancing the process of exhumation of the metamorphites. The presence of later NE-verging brittle-ductile shear zones crosscutting both systems of folds testifies that contraction long lasted during the orogenesis. Fluid inclusion analyses, performed in syntectonic veins coeval with NW-SE trending upright folds, point out that, after the first tectonic phase, pressure values decrease supporting that this tectonic unit was exhuming during the development of upright folds Post-collisional extensional tectonics gave rise to collapse folds and low- and high-angle normal faults in the latest stages of deformation. © 2004 Lavoisier SAS. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Carosi, R.; Montomoli, Chiara; Pertusati, P.|
|Titolo:||LATE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE NORTHERN APENNINES, THE ROLE OF CONTRACTIONAL TECTONICS IN THE EXHUMATION OF THE TUSCAN UNIT|
|Anno del prodotto:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3166/ga.17.253-273|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|