Development of schistosity in flexural folds

Mukhopadhyay, D. (1965) Development of schistosity in flexural folds Geological Magazine, 102 (05). pp. 415-417. ISSN 0016-7568

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An example of the development of axial plane schistosity close to a buckled competent band is described. There is a difference in the degree of development of the schistosity on the convex and the concave sides of the fold arch. This is explained as due to variation in contact strain. A similar pattern has been produced experimentally and it is concluded that the axial plane schistosity in the example under consideration is a mechanical phenomenon and has developed perpendicular to the direction of maximum compressive strain.

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