The role of salt in fold-and-thrust belts

  title={The role of salt in fold-and-thrust belts},
  author={D. Davis and T. Engelder},
  • D. Davis, T. Engelder
  • Published 1985
  • Geology
  • Tectonophysics
  • Davis, D.M. and Engelder, T., 1985. The role of salt in fold-and-thrust belts. In: N.L. Carter and S. Uycda (Editors), Collision Tectonics: Deformation of Continental Lithosphere. Tectonophysics, 119: 67-88. The style of deformation in thin-skinned fold-and-thrust belts is critically dependent upon the resistance to sliding along the detachment between the mass of deforming sediments and the underlying rocks. Evaporites can provide an extremely weak horizon within which a basal detachment can… CONTINUE READING
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