Project

Sedimentation and deformation in a wrench tectonic context. The Lower Palaeozoic Plougastel Formation: the key to a better understanding of Variscan geodynamics in the Central Armorican domain, Brittany, France.

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Keywords
slump deformation crozon
 
Project description

In deformation belts it may be extremely difficult to distinguish hard-rock deformation featurers, formed after lithification, from soft-sediment deformation features formed at or directly below the sea floor. The Plougastel Formation (Brittany) contains pre-lithification deformation features and extends from a virtually undeformed area with intense post-lithification deformation, this allowing distinction between pre- and post-lithification deformation.