Boulder, Colo., USA -- The October 2013 Lithosphere is now online. Locations studied include the Central Iberian Massif in Spain; Arctic Alaska; the Wet Mountains of Central Colorado, USA; the Basgo Formation in northwest India; Crystal Geyser in southeastern Utah, USA; Knight Inlet in the southwestern Coast Mountains Batholith, British Columbia, Canada; and three crustal-scale shear zones in the western Canadian Shield of northern Saskatchewan. Lithosphere is published bimonthly in hardcopy; articles are posted online as they become available.
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Large-scale flat-lying isoclinal folding in extending lithosphere: Santa Mara de la Alameda dome (Central Iberian Massif, Spain)
Csar Arango, Rubn Dez Fernndez, and Ricardo Arenas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Geology, Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/L270.1.
Just like today, ancient mountain chains were raised and dismantled by a combination multiple processes. In this paper, Csar Arango and colleagues describe the dismantlement of the internal parts of the mountain belt formed while the major land masses existing about 300 million years ago joined together to form Pangea. Arango and colleagues selected a nicely exposed secti
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