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Documentation of Brittle Structures (Back Shear and Arc-Parallel Shear) from Sategal and Dhanaulti Regions of the Garhwal Lesser Himalaya (Uttarakhand, India)

  • Souradeep Mahato
  • Soumyajit MukherjeeEmail author
  • Narayan Bose
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Abstract

The Mussoorie syncline consists of quartzites, slates, shales and limestones in and around Mussoorie, Dhanaulti and Sategal regions, Uttarakhand, India. This chapter presents in detail the brittle shear senses at Mussourie and nearby regions from several spots, and compiles the structural details in terms of cross-sections. Top-to-S/SW foreshear was knowne from this place, which was confirmed in this study. In addition, top-to-N/NE back shear and Himalayan arc-parallel shears (such as top-to-NW) are the new meso-scale findings in this work.

Keywords

Deformation mechanism Orogeny Tectonics Meso-scale deformation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was a part of the M.Sc. thesis of S. Mahato. S. Mukherjee thanks IIT Bombay for providing a sabbatical in 2017. N. Bose acknowledges Junior Research Fellowship of UGC, grant number: F.2-2/98(SA-1). The Springer proofreading team is thanked for assistance. Consult Banerjee et al. (2019) for tectonic updates on arc-parallel deformation from Sikkim Lesser Himalaya, and Dutta et al. (submitted) from that in Mohand region, Siwalik. This will establish link between chapters in the book. Mukherjee (2019) summarizes this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Souradeep Mahato
    • 1
  • Soumyajit Mukherjee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Narayan Bose
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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