twinning in calcite dominates at low temperatures, while in dolomite it is more common at high temperatures. Geologic mapping by Drake, Stable isotopes were analyzed at the University of Michigan stable isotope laboratory. Wenk, H.-R.; Takeshita, T.; Bechler, E.; Erskine, B.G. Evans, M.A. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. Miller, J.A. ; Millson, H.E. Dolomite in plane polars Dolomite in crossed polars. Teufel, L.W. ; Platt, L.B. Syn-cleavage calcite twins record a NW–SE shortening strain, normal to the cleavage strike and parallel to the inferred Taconic thrust transport direction. folded, translated, and cleaved (fold axis: N40°E) from SE to NW during the Taconic orogeny five phases of syn-orogenic calcite, of a uniform isotopic signature, precipitated throughout the Stone Church syncline and was mechanically twinned. Mechanics of thin-skinned fold-and-thrust belts. Calcite in Hand Sample Four small hand samples ; Feng, Y.; Golding, S.D. ; van der Pluijm, B.A. Craddock, J.P.; Jackson, M.; van der Pluijm, B.A. Regional trends in the timing of Alleghenian remagnetization in the Appalachians. Pressure solution and cleavage in the Martinsburg shale. The twinning is induced by applying uniaxial strain to the crystal and relaxing all stress components except the uniaxial component. Weakly deformed limestones from about 150 to 200 km … Mosar, J. ; Werner, M.L. Schwartz, S.Y. ; Moshoian, A.; Donnelly, K. Craddock, J.P.; Farris, D.; Roberson, A. Calcite-twinning constraints on stress-strain fields along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland. Following from the work of Larroque and Laurent (1988), and Lacombe et al. ; Groshong, R.H., Jr. A Computer Program for the Calcite Strain-Gage Technique. Engelder, T.; Engelder, R. Fossil distortion and decollement tectonics of the Appalachian plateau. Om: Ordovician Martinsburg Fm. ; van der Voo, R. Early rotation in the Pennsylvania salient (US Appalachians): Evidence from calcite-twinning analysis of Paleozoic carbonates. ; Burkhard, M.; Groshong, R.H.; Onasch, C.M. Van Staal, C.; Dewey, J.F. In. The result is an intergrowth of two separate crystals in a variety of specific configurations. We employ classical molecular dynamics to calculate elastic properties and to model the nucleation and propagation of deformation twins in calcite, both as a pure crystal and with magnesium and aspartate inclusions. Craddock, J.P.; McKiernan, A.; de Wit, M. Calcite twin analysis in synorogenic calcite, Cape Fold Belt: Implications for fold rotation and cleavage formation. The calcite (<001>) axes are sub-horizontal and parallel to the Taconic shortening direction (NW-SE), similar to the a-axes (<11-20>), both of which are similar to the fabrics of calcite polycrystals (both experimentally and naturally deformed) at low temperature (~100 °C) reported by Wenk, Studies of deformation in the Martinsburg Fm., including along the Delaware Water Gap, is quite comprehensive, although few of the published results include oriented strain data. Spang, J.H. Examining the relationship between remagnetization and orogenic fluids: Central Appalachians. Distribution and mechanisms of strain within rocks on the northwest ramp of Pine Mountain block, southern Appalachian foreland: A field test of theory. Calcite and dolomite look similar under a microscope, but thin sections can be etched and stained in order to identify the minerals. Hatcher, R.D., Jr. Tectonic synthesis of the U.S. Appalachians. Twinning nevertheless is an important, although not directly measurable, contribution to the total strain in highly strained calcite rocks at least up to middle greenschist facies, under which conditions it is the most effective contributor to the formation of strong lattice preferred orientations in calcite tectonites. ; Callot, J.P. Magnetic fabrics and strain in pencil structures of the Knobs Fm. Optic axis measurements were done on calcite grains using the interactive mode, Various calcite elements were sampled and powdered along the traverse (, We collected oriented calcite phases, bracketed by the underlying Cambrian Kittatiny limestones along a SE-NW traverse through the Stone Church syncline (, Across from the powerplant, along the Delaware River and Highway 46 (GPS: 40°54′43.95″N, 75°4′37.04″W), we observed a series of en echelon, calcite-filled veins (see [, We sampled the Martinsburg Fm. Engelder, T. The nature of deformation within the outer limits of the central Appalachian foreland fold-and-thrust belt in New York state. Thin films and twin lamellae of calcite usually show bright interference colors. In hand sample, calcite can be distinguished by its rhombohedral cleavage and, if the sample is translucent enough, its double refraction. Samples were then placed in individual borosilicate reaction vessels and reacted at 77 ± 1 °C with four drops of anhydrous phosphoric acid for 8 min (a total of 12 min for dolomites, 17 min for apatite, and 22 min for siderites) in a Finnigan MAT Kiel IV preparation device coupled directly to the inlet of a Finnigan MAT 253 triple collector isotope ratio mass spectrometer. In. was being folded and cleaved as the crystalline Taconic Reading Prong nappe moved to the northwest on the Martic thrust [, Structural studies in the Appalachian Mountains have revealed a variety of observations about deformation mechanisms and thrust belt mechanics, including finite strain studies by Cloos [, The internal (hinterland) Piedmont portion of the Appalachian Mountains is characterized by Cambrian (limestone)-Ordovician marine (Martinsburg Fm. ; Malone, D.H. Calcite twinning strain constraints on Heart Mountain detachment kinematics, Wyoming. This means that biotite in standard thin sections rarely goes completely extinct. Comparison of Experimental, Theoretical and Natural Data. Craddock, J.P. Transpression during tectonic evolution of the Idaho-Wyoming fold-and-thrust belt. A very common and widespread mineral with highly variable forms and colours. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Craddock, J.P.; Moshoian, A.; Pearson, A.M. Kinematic analysis from twinned calcite strains in the marble mylonites of the central Grenville province, Canada. Fold shortening, by bed length curvature calculations, accounts for ~40% of the shortening in the Delaware Water Gap section [, Our contribution to understanding the partitioning of strain is the analysis of the five phases of secondary calcite in the Martinsburg Fm. Calcite - CaCO 3 Named as a mineral by Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the elder) in 79 from Calx, Latin for Lime, Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Please let us know what you think of our products and services. structural geology; Appalachian Piedmont; strain analysis, Thrust Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Systems: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 82, Orogenic Curvature: Integrating Paleomagnetic and Structural Analyses, Petrologic Studies: A Volume in Honor of A.F. Fault-Zone Deformation in Welded Tuffs at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA. Our dedicated information section provides allows you to learn more about MDPI. Groshong, R.H., Jr.; Teufel, L.W. The appearance of calcite twin lamellae changes systematically as a function of deformation temperature. *twinkling* In mineral optics, the effect observed in plane-polarized light [1] when a thin section [2] of an anisotropic [3] mineral with widely differing refractive indices [4] is rotated rapidly on the stage [5]. Find support for a specific problem on the support section of our website. To link to this object, paste this link in email, IM or document To embed this object, paste this HTML in website. ; Elmore, R.D. Calcite twinning analysis has been successfully applied to a number of curved fold-and-thrust belts, including the Cantabrian-Asturias arc in Spain (Kollmeier et al., 2000), the Subalpine Chain in France (Ferrill and Groshong, 1993a), the Idaho-Wyoming overthrust belt (Craddock et al., 1988), and the Appalachians’ Pennsylvania salient (Ong et al., 2007) in the United States. New model for evolution of fold and thrust belt curvature based on integrated structural and paleomagnetic results from the Pennsylvania salient. In. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Craddock, J.P.; Pearson, A. Non-coaxial horizontal shortening strains preserved in amygdule calcite, DSDP Hole 433C, Suiko Seamount. In contrast to most slip systems in rock-forming minerals, twinning therefore permits intracrystalline deformation at very low temperature and very little confining pressure. The fold had limb dips of 45° and plunged 20° to the south. Craddock, J.C. Stratigraphy and Structure of the Kinderhook Quadrangle, New York, and the “Taconic Klippe”. Gray, M.B. Mechanical twinning was first discovered in the rhombohedral mineral calcite CaCO 3 (Pfaff 1859) and is an important mechanism for plastic deformation at high shear stresses in this mineral (Burkhard 1993).Twins occurring on the lattice plane \( e = \left\{ {01\overline{1} 8} \right\} \) are easily introduced into calcite by applying a knife blade across the edge of the cleavage rhomb. Housen, B.A. ; van Der Voo, R. Magnetite dissolution and neocrystallization during cleavage formation: Paleomagnetic study of the Martinsburg Fm., Lehigh Gap, Pennsylvania. Mary Beth Gray and John Suppe helped us with finding specific contacts in and around the Delaware Water Gap. Twin lamellae are a widespread feature in calcites of any type and origin. The geologic history of the north-central Appalachians; Part 3, The Alleghany Orogeny. Deformation mechanisms in the southeastern ramp region of the Pine Mountain block, Tennessee. ; Stamatakos, J.A. ; Pitcher, D.M. Valley and Ridge province, US Appalachians. ; Villemant, B.; Weinberger, R. U-Th dating of striated fault planes. Remagnetization and orogenic fluids: Testing the hypothesis in the central Appalachians. ; Engelder, T. Strain indicated by calcite twinning: Implications for deformation of the early Mesozoic northern Newark Basin, New York. For Undergraduate Geology Students - Faculty of Science Sección delgada de CALCITA bajo Microscopio de polarización. Fossil distortion and penetrative rock deformation in the Appalachian plateau, Pennsylvania. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Thomas, W.A. Calcite twin widths and intensities as metamorphic indicators in natural low-temperature deformation of limestone. Evidence from metamorphic rocks for overthrusting, Pennsylvania Piedmont, USA. ; Evans, M.A. Wiltschko, D.V. ; Craddock, J.P. Strain Variations in Carbonates across the Proterozoic Grenville Orogen. In geological situations twinning in carbonates is never predominant as a deformation mechanism, in the sense that even exten- sive twinning cannot, by … These materials were also powdered and separated at Macalester to extract detrital zircons; none were recovered. These SE-dipping fault zones are more common on the northwest end of the traverse where the northwest limb of the Stone Church syncline rolls into the adjacent anticline (, As the Martinsburg Fm. Calcite veins unique to disharmonically-folded calcareous siltstones (Maxwell, 1962) were also analyzed. Geology Department, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 55105, USA, State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources, China University of Geosciences, Haidian, Beijing 100083, China, Department of Geology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740, USA. ; Kent, D.V. All throughout this outcrop, huge calcite veins ran across in a stream like pattern (lapieze). Drilled carbonate powder samples weighing a minimum of 10 micrograms were placed in stainless steel boats. thin section study shows that calcite i s a d ominating mineral. Pennsylvania salient of the Appalachians: New Piedmont data suggest origin by two movement directions on a regional decollement. Fabric Interpretation: LPS (layer-parallel shortening); VPS (vein-parallel shortening); VNS (vein-normal shortening). Sak, P.B. Calcite Twin Morphology: A Low-Temperature Deformation Geothermometer. Chapple, W.M. ; Lewchuk, M.T. The Cambrian-Silurian tectonic evolution of the northern Appalachians and British Caledonides: History of a complex, west and southwest Pacific-type segment of Iapetus: Geological Society, London. Calcite fillings are bedding-parallel, cleavage-parallel, and one vein set cross-cuts both earlier phases; the youngest calcite filling is a bedding-parallel fault gouge that crosscuts the cleavage and preserves top-down-to-the-southeast normal fault kinematics. ; Vervoort, J.D. Above ca 150°C, thicker (> 1−5 μm) but fewer twins are developed. Foreland signature of indenter tectonics: Insights from calcite twin analysis in the Tennessee salient of the southern Appalachians, USA. Twinning is the symmetric intergrowth of two or more crystals of the same mineral, and commonly is revealed in thin section by the different crystals of the same mineral having different extinction positions or different interference colours. ; Jancin, M.D. Calcite in xpl appears a beige colour which does not vary much with thickness. traverse include a few bedding-parallel shear zones (N40°E, 25°SE) with layered calcite gouge zones that are not crosscut by the axial-planar cleavage. Micro-twins and straight narrow (< 1 μm) lamellae are characteristic of very low temperatures where no other slip system competes and where the absence of effective recovery mechanisms prohibits large strains by twinning. Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. This is called "incomplete extinction" or sometimes "birds eye maple extinction". Internal deformation in the Prealpes Medianes, Switzerland. Late Paleozoic deformation of the cratonic carbonate cover of eastern North America. A NEV for a twinned grain indicates that this grain was unfavorably oriented relative to the stress field that caused the twinning in the majority of the grains in a given thin section. ; Diegel, F.A. Cloos, E. Oolite deformation in the South Mountain fold, Maryland. Thin sections were polished using a Buehler Mastermet colloidal silica and Buehler grinder-polisher for 1.5 h in Beijing. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Width of field of view: 9mm. The statements, opinions and data contained in the journal, © 1996-2020 MDPI (Basel, Switzerland) unless otherwise stated. ; van der Voo, R.; Thomas, W.A. Nickelsen, R.P. 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