On joints and paleostresses associated with folds along the Syrian Arc in the Negev

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Abstract

A common feature of mesostructures that show WSW-WNW directions of maximum horizontal compression (σH) is that they generally occur in limestones and dolomites in Cenomanian-Turonian monoclines, whereas those mesostructures that point to NW-NNW σH directions are mainly joints that cut Eocene chalks in synclines. These observations are interpreted according to a "stress rotation" model which considers an early remote σH that was oriented WSW-WNW during the Cenomanian-Turonian period, and was later rotated clockwise to NW-NNW in the Senonian-Eocene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Earth Sciences
Volume48
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999

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