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Interactions Between Regional Transcurrent Shearing, Rifting, and Mantle Flow on Venus ‒ Radar and Gravity Interpretations and Earth Analogues
Lyal Harris, INRS-ETE, Québec, Canada Venus is dominated by upwelling and downwelling mantle plumes within a stagnant lid or transitional convection regime. NASA's Magellan radar imagery does not show any ...

SCLM Rifting and Regional Shearing in the N American Superior Craton Implications for Deformation, Mineralization, and Tectonic Reconstructions
Lyal Harris, INRS-ETE, Québec Jean Bédard, Geological Survey of Canada, Québec 3D images of S-wave seismic tomographic velocity anomalies for the Superior Province, N America, illustrate that the Abitibi ...

Pre-Timiskaming Folding in the Archean Southern Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario and Quebec, Canada: Structural Constraints and Conundrums
Ben M. Frieman, Colorado School of Mines Yvette D. Kuiper, Colorado School of Mines Thomas Monecke, Colorado School of Mines Nigel M. Kelly, Colorado School of Mines Preliminary structural observations from the ...

Virtual Geological Mapping and Development of Geospatial Analysis Competencies Using Google Earth and Related Digital technologies
Declan De Paor, Old Dominion University GEODE Team* Field geology, especially structural and tectonic mapping, has long been a central part of geoscience education. Many programs require a residential field camp ...

A Structure for Mastering Stereonets for Structural Geology
Katherine Boggs, Mount Royal University Student voice, exam marks and participant reported confidence levels were used here to propose a model for guiding novice student acquisition of the spatial cognition skills ...

Structural Geology of the Nadaleen Trend, Northeastern Yukon Territory, Canada: Implications for Recent Au Discoveries
Justin C. Palmer, Colorado School of Mines Yvette D. Kuiper, Colorado School of Mines Recent Au discoveries in the eastern Nadaleen Trend of northeastern Yukon Territory are hosted in strongly deformed, ...

Timing and Style of Deformation in the Nashoba Formation of the Nashoba Terrane, Eastern Massachusetts
Wesley Buchanan, Colorado School of Mines Yvette Kuiper, Colorado School of Mines Robet Buchwaldt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Nashoba terrane (NT) is a moderately northwest-dipping fault-bounded ...

Strain-Induced Rutilation of Quartz in Mylonites and Timescales of Ductility in an Extensional Shear Zone
William Nachlas, University of Minnesota Donna Whitney, University of Minnesota Christian Teyssier, University of Minnesota Rory McFadden, Salem State University We document rutile needles that have exsolved from ...

Rapid Uplift of the Kumkuli Basin Since ~5 Ma as a Consequence of Large-Scale Transpressional Faulting within the Northern Tibetan Plateau
Petr Yakovlev, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Marin Clark, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Hong Chang, ...

Role of Dolomite in the Development of Weak Fault Zones
Rachel Wells, Texas A&M University Julie Newman, Texas A&M University Steven Wojtal, Oberlin College Rock adjacent to low-temperature (<200°C) fault zones typically are cut by veins with a range of ...

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