Journal : Acta Geologica Polonica
Article : Fold-thrust-belt geometry and detailed structural evolution of the Silesian nappe – eastern part of the Polish Outer Carpathians (Bieszczady Mts.)

Authors :
Rushton, A.
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK, A.Rushton@nhm.ac.uk,
Szrek, P.
Institute of Geology, Warsaw University, Żwirki i Wigury 93, PL-02-089 Warszawa, pszrek@poczta.onet.pl,
Konon, A.
Institute of Geology, University of Warsaw, Al. Żwirki i Wigury 93, PL-02-089 Warszawa, Poland, konon@geo.uw.edu.pl,
Summesberger, H.
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Burgring 7, A-1010 Wien, Austria, herbert.summesberger@nhm-wien.ac.at,
Kennedy, W.
Geological Collections, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, U.K., Jim.Kennedy@oum.ox.ac.uk,
Rubinkiewicz, J.
Institute of Geology, University of Warsaw, Żwirki i Wigury Str., 93 PL-02-089 Warszawa, Poland, Jacek.Rubinkiewicz@uw.edu.pl,
Abstract : On the basis of field studies of mesoscopic structures, and analysis of radar and aerial photos together with seismic data, the structure and structural evolution of a part of the Silesian nappe was established. In the study area the Silesian nappe comprises two tectonic units: the Central Carpathian Depression and the Fore-Dukla thrust sheet, separated by a fault. The Central Carpathian Depression is built of several mapscale slices. The slices comprise map-scale NE-verging anticlines, with additional synclines to the south-east. The slices are separated by steeply dipping forelimb-thrusts, which connect together at a depth of ca. 6-7 km into a single sole thrust and form a leading imbricate fan. To the west of the Rabe-Baligród fault zone the fault between the Central Carpathian Depression and the Fore-Dukla thrust sheet is a typical thrust. Eastwards from this fault zone it becomes a steeply NE-dipping normal fault. The Silesian nappe is cut by map-scale oblique and transverse, mainly strike-slip faults – some of them are tear faults. Longitudinal strike-slip faults indicate dextral movement along the pre-existing thrusts. The structural evolution of the Silesian nappe comprises here eight pre-, syn- and post-orogenic stages beginning with the formation of clastic veins, followed by folding, thrusting, strike-slip faulting and terminating with normal faulting.

Keywords : analiza strukturalna, centralna depresja karpacka, Karpaty zewnętrzne, płaszczowina śląska, struktura mezoskopowa, Central Carpathian Depression, Fold-thrust belt, Fore-Dukla thrust sheet, Imbricate slices, Mesoscopic structures, Outer Carpathians, Silesian nappe, Structural analysis,
Publishing house : Faculty of Geology of the University of Warsaw
Publication date : 2007
Number : Vol. 57, no. 4
Page : 479 – 508

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Qute : Rushton, A. ,Szrek, P. ,Konon, A. ,Summesberger, H. ,Kennedy, W. ,Rubinkiewicz, J. ,Rubinkiewicz, J. , Fold-thrust-belt geometry and detailed structural evolution of the Silesian nappe – eastern part of the Polish Outer Carpathians (Bieszczady Mts.). Acta Geologica Polonica Vol. 57, no. 4/2007
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