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Tracing the Initiation of the Tribeč Mountain Exhumation by Laser-Probe 40Ar/39Ar Dating of Seismogenic Pseudotachylytes (Western Carpathians, Slovakia)

Kohút, Milan and Sherlock, Sarah C. (2016). Tracing the Initiation of the Tribeč Mountain Exhumation by Laser-Probe 40Ar/39Ar Dating of Seismogenic Pseudotachylytes (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). Journal of Geology, 124(2) pp. 255–265.

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Abstract

The seismogenic pseudotachylytes from the Tribeč Mountains (Western Carpathians, Slovakia) were dated by means of the laser microprobe 40Ar/39Ar method. The Tribeč Mountain crystalline basement was buried to 5–7.5-km depths, where it experienced approximately >110°C and <210°C thermal conditions. The dated pseudotachylytes have spot ages between 58 ± 1 and 46 ± 1 Ma with a weighted mean age of 49.7 ± 1.3 Ma, indicating that seismic activity caused their origin, the propagation of subvertical basement marginal faults, and/or the inception of basement unroofing processes in the southern part of the Central Carpathian Paleogene Basin. The extensional tectonics were responsible for the exhumation of basement highs and the opening of the intramontane depressions on the northwest margin of the Pannonian Basin.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The University of Chicago
ISSN: 1537-5269
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNER/F020066/1NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 55901
Depositing User: Sarah Sherlock
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 09:04
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 16:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55901
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