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DOMINANTLY SEDIMENTARY EVOLUTION [1 record]

Record 1 1999-03-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Geology
OBS

Dominantly sedimentary. Often varied deposits, with unequal thickness, rather thin on the whole. Slow correlated sinking. Neither metamorphism, nor granitization. No folds, or slightly dipping ones. Two main locations: border areas of orogenies and large sedimentary basins.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Géologie
OBS

[...] suivant les lieux et les temps, [on distingue] trois types principaux d'évolution. [...] Dominante sédimentaire. - Dépôts souvent variés, d'épaisseur inégale, plutôt minces dans l'ensemble. Lent enfoncement corrélatif. Ni métamorphisme ni granitisation. Pas de plis, ou plis peu redressés. Deux localisations principales : aires bordières d'orogènes et grands bassins sédimentaires.

Spanish

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