The Structural evolution of the Asinara Island (NW Sardinia, Italy)

Rodolfo Carosi, Anselmo Di Pisa, David Iacopini, Chiara Montomoli, Giacomo Oggiano

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Abstract

The metamorphic basement of the Asinara island represents a key area of the Sardinia Variscan segment, because it displays an almost complete cross-section through the inner part of the Sardinia Variscan belt, where different tectono-metamorphic complexes have been juxtaposed along narrow belts of high-strain concentration. Detailed field mapping coupled with preliminary studies on the structural and metamorphic features of this small island, allow to draw a better picture of the structural frame issued from the Variscan collision in the inner zone of the belt. Three deformation phases related to crustal thickening in a compressive and transpressive, partitioned tectonic regime, followed by a later phase of extensional deformation have been recognised. In spite of a general HT/LP metamorphic overprint, linked to the post-collisional deformation phases, a relic Barrovian zoneography is still detectable. The Barrovian assemblages are preto syn-kinematic with respect to the D2 deformation phase, and pre-date the third, contractional tectonic event. The HT/LP assemblage indicates a static growth of weakly deformed by the last deformation events. The complex geometry of the fabric associated to the D2 and D3 deformation events suggests an heterogenous deformation history with a monoclinic geometry characterized
by switching of the stretching lineation orientation and a contrasting sense of displacement, probably controlled by a northward partitioned pure shear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-329
Number of pages21
JournalGeodinamica Acta
Volume17
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Hercynian orogeny
metamorphic feature
geometry
tectonics
crustal thickening
lineation
cross section
kinematics
collision
history

Keywords

  • Structural geology
  • Sardinia
  • Variscan orogeny
  • Polyphase deformation

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Carosi, R., Di Pisa, A., Iacopini, D., Montomoli, C., & Oggiano, G. (2004). The Structural evolution of the Asinara Island (NW Sardinia, Italy). Geodinamica Acta, 17(5), 309-329.

The Structural evolution of the Asinara Island (NW Sardinia, Italy). / Carosi, Rodolfo; Di Pisa, Anselmo; Iacopini, David; Montomoli, Chiara; Oggiano, Giacomo.

In: Geodinamica Acta, Vol. 17, No. 5, 2004, p. 309-329.

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Carosi, R, Di Pisa, A, Iacopini, D, Montomoli, C & Oggiano, G 2004, 'The Structural evolution of the Asinara Island (NW Sardinia, Italy)', Geodinamica Acta, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 309-329.
Carosi R, Di Pisa A, Iacopini D, Montomoli C, Oggiano G. The Structural evolution of the Asinara Island (NW Sardinia, Italy). Geodinamica Acta. 2004;17(5):309-329.
Carosi, Rodolfo ; Di Pisa, Anselmo ; Iacopini, David ; Montomoli, Chiara ; Oggiano, Giacomo. / The Structural evolution of the Asinara Island (NW Sardinia, Italy). In: Geodinamica Acta. 2004 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 309-329.
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