""The magnetic lineation observed in "undeformed" sedimentary units has been interpreted either as an indication of paleoflow direction, or as a result of tectonic overprint which progressively modifies the original sedimentary fabric related to compactional processes. Distinguishing between the two processes is not always easy. In fact, most studies of the Anistropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) of "undeformed" sequences have been carried out in fine-grained sediments from foredeep sequences, which are characterized by sedimentary flow directions which are almost parallel to the main deformation structures, like thrust faults and folds. In the Alborz Mts., the Upper Triassic-Lower Jurassic Shemshak Group was deposited in a foreland to molassic basin of the Eo-Cimmerian orogen and now outcrops in several folds which are oriented parallel to the curved chain. Paleoflow directions are generally oblique to the main tectonic structures, being directed SSW to SSE and showing negligible changes in their orientation along the Alborz Mountains. We have, therefore, the opportunity to distinguish between tectonic- or sedimentary-related origins of the magnetic lineation. The AMS results show that magnetic lineations of the Shemshak Group are oriented almost parallel to the main fold axes and thrust structures, which follow the Alborz Mts. curved trend, suggesting that magnetic lineation is of tectonic origin in fine to medium grained, mostly massive sandstones, and confirming that AMS is a valuable tool to study deformation processes in sedimentary rocks. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.""

Alimohammadian, H., Hamidi, Z., Aslani, A., Shahidi, A., Cifelli, F., Mattei, M. (2013). A tectonic origin of magnetic fabric in the Shemshak Group from Alborz Mts. (northern Iran). JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, 73, 419-428 [10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.05.014].

A tectonic origin of magnetic fabric in the Shemshak Group from Alborz Mts. (northern Iran)

CIFELLI, FRANCESCA;MATTEI, Massimo
2013

Abstract

""The magnetic lineation observed in "undeformed" sedimentary units has been interpreted either as an indication of paleoflow direction, or as a result of tectonic overprint which progressively modifies the original sedimentary fabric related to compactional processes. Distinguishing between the two processes is not always easy. In fact, most studies of the Anistropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) of "undeformed" sequences have been carried out in fine-grained sediments from foredeep sequences, which are characterized by sedimentary flow directions which are almost parallel to the main deformation structures, like thrust faults and folds. In the Alborz Mts., the Upper Triassic-Lower Jurassic Shemshak Group was deposited in a foreland to molassic basin of the Eo-Cimmerian orogen and now outcrops in several folds which are oriented parallel to the curved chain. Paleoflow directions are generally oblique to the main tectonic structures, being directed SSW to SSE and showing negligible changes in their orientation along the Alborz Mountains. We have, therefore, the opportunity to distinguish between tectonic- or sedimentary-related origins of the magnetic lineation. The AMS results show that magnetic lineations of the Shemshak Group are oriented almost parallel to the main fold axes and thrust structures, which follow the Alborz Mts. curved trend, suggesting that magnetic lineation is of tectonic origin in fine to medium grained, mostly massive sandstones, and confirming that AMS is a valuable tool to study deformation processes in sedimentary rocks. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.""
Alimohammadian, H., Hamidi, Z., Aslani, A., Shahidi, A., Cifelli, F., Mattei, M. (2013). A tectonic origin of magnetic fabric in the Shemshak Group from Alborz Mts. (northern Iran). JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, 73, 419-428 [10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.05.014].
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