Principles of Practical Tectonic Analysis of Cratonic Regions

With Particular Reference to Western North America

  • Authors
  • Henry V. Lyatsky
  • Gerald M. Friedman

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 84)

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Steep crystalline-basement faults, commonly indicated by potential-field anomalies, played a crucial role in evolution of continental cratonic platforms. In the Phanerozoic Western Canada Sedimentary Province, history of crustal block movements and warps is reconstructed from the distribution of depocenters, lithofacies and structures in structural-formational étages in sedimentary cover. Each étage is a rock succession formed during a particular tectonic stage; regional tectonic restructuring closes each stage, and the next stage represents a new tectonic regime. Practical tectonic analysis, based on observation of rocks and geophysical data, is a reliable guide for deciphering a region's geologic history and for resource exploration.


Canada Geophysik Kanada Plattformen Sediment Stratigraphie Tektonik evolution geophysics platforms stratigraphy tectonics

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65346-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49396-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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