Late Jurassic—Early Cretaceous strike-slip deformation in the Nordenskjöld Formation of Graham Land

  title={Late Jurassic—Early Cretaceous strike-slip deformation in the Nordenskj{\"o}ld Formation of Graham Land},
  author={Andrew G. Whitham and Bryan C. Storey},
  journal={Antarctic Science},
  pages={269 - 278}
Upper Jurassic–Lower Cretaceous anoxic mudstones and air-fall ashes of the Nordenskjöld Formation are exposed on the eastern coast of Graham Land. Deformation of the strata has a long history spanning dewatering and lithification and was probably produced in a strike-slip tectonic regime. Available evidence suggests the onset of deformation in the region was during Tithonian times. The strike-slip deformation provides further evidence of a plate boundary along the eastern margin of the… 
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