Shear Sense Indicators

  • Rudolph A. J. TrouwEmail author
  • Cees W. Passchier
  • Dirk J. Wiersma


Many geologists study mylonites with the exclusive aim to determine the sense of shear. Obviously this is an important aspect, but it is important to study shear zones first, before shear sense determination is attempted. In order to deduce the correct sense of shear we recommend the following procedure (Fig. 9.1)


Shear Band Shear Sense Mylonitic Foliation Undulose Extinction Dextral Shear 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolph A. J. Trouw
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cees W. Passchier
    • 2
  • Dirk J. Wiersma
    • 3
  1. 1.Depto. Geologia Ilha do FundaoUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro-RJBrazil
  2. 2.Institut für GeowissenschaftenUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  3. 3.UtrechtThe Netherlands

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