Structural geology of the Lardeau Group near Trout Lake, British Columbia: implications for the structural evolution of the Kootenay Arc

M. T. Smith, G. E. Gehrels

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Abstract

The Lardeau Group is a heterogeneous assemblage of lower Paleozoic eugeoclinal strata present in the Kootenay Arc in southeastern British Columbia. It is in fault contact with lower Paleozoic miogeoclinal strata for all or some of its length along a structure termed the Lardeau shear zone. The Lardeau Group was deformed prior to mid-Mississippian time. Regional constraints indicate probable Devono-Mississippian timing of orogeny, and possible juxtaposition of the Lardeau Group over miogeoclinal strata along the Lardeau shear zone at this time. Further ductile deformation during the Middle Jurassic Columbian orogeny produced large folds with subhorizontal axes, northwest-striking foliation and faults, and orogen-parallel stretching lineations. This deformation was apparently not everywhere synchronous, and may have continued through Late Jurassic time northeast of Trout Lake. This was followed by Cretaceous(?) dextral strike-slip and normal movement on the Lardeau shear zone and other parallel faults. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1305-1319
Number of pages15
JournalCanadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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