Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) (2017) 106:2039–2040 DOI 10.1007/s00531-017-1466-9 GEOSITES The Palmi shear zone (Calabria, southern Italy) trends—WNW and very complex structures often occurring in ductile high strain shear is of crustal-scale. It developed during the Eocene strike-slip tecton- zones dominated by simple shear (Alsop and Carreras 2007) display- ics (Ortolano et al. 2013; Festa et al. 2016) affecting the Calabria- ing more than 90° hinge-line curvature and usually a typical elliptical Peloritani terrane (Cirrincione et al. 2015) in the central Mediterra- Y-Z cross section of the finite strain ellipsoid (Alsop and Holdsworth nean area during the Alpine Orogeny (51–56 Ma, biotite Rb–Sr age; 2004, 2006). Their overall vergence and minor related en-echelon Prosser et al. 2003). The mylonitic rocks consist of remnants of the tongues help to define the shear sense or flow transport direction southern European Hercynian metamorphic basement: migmatitic (Alsop and Carreras 2007). The photograph (width of view ~2 m) paragneisses, skarns and tonalites. Marked differences of lithologies shows a sheath fold truncated upwards by a sub-horizontal dipping sheared and attained greenschist facies (0.6 GPa, 410 °C: Prosser minor shear plane occurring in the calc-silicates bearing skarns. The et al. 2003). This produced a strong
International Journal of Earth Sciences – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 25, 2017
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