By Soumyajit Mukherjee
Study of microstructures is an imperative element of realizing structural geology of any terrain. a few ‘new’ microscopic constructions equivalent to ‘flanking microstructures’, trapezoid-shaped mineral grains, reversal of ductile shear feel, micro-duplexes, V-pull aparts, and new minerals nucleating within host minerals have lately been defined in person manuscripts. despite the fact that, for the sake of brevity, microstructural papers can't exhibit all attainable version of their morphology. The proposed e-book goals to give those buildings with beautiful color photos. each one photomicrograph may have a accomplished caption. The publication additionally provides grain boundary migration, boudins, indicators of metamorphic retrogression, and the way renowned shear feel symptoms (S-C materials, mineral fish etc.) differ in morphology in serial-sections. the objective viewers is for graduate and postgraduate geosciences scholars and researchers of structural geology.
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Location Higher Himalaya, at Karcham (Himachal Pradesh, India). Width of view 4 mm 1 Mineral Fish and Ductile Shear Senses 29 Fig. 55 A nearly parallelogram-shaped biotite fish. Top-to-left shear. However, no primary shear C-plane defined at its corners. Reproduced from Fig. 8b of Mukherjee (2011). Crosspolarized light. Location Karakoram Shear Zone (India). Width of view 4 mm Fig. 56 A parallelogram-shaped mica fish. Its cleavages parallel the primary shear C-plane. Top-to-right shear. The C-plane is defined as a thick line at the right side of the fish.
Reproduced from Fig. 8d of Mukherjee (2011). Plane polarized light. Location Karakoram Shear Zone (India). Width of view 2 mm 1 Mineral Fish and Ductile Shear Senses 39 Fig. 75 A garnet porphyroblast grew initially syntectonically leaving behind its sigmoid inclusion pattern. Its inclusion free middle portion indicates, however, a post-tectonic growth. Ghosh (1993) presented some such explanation. Matrix foliation wraps around the grain similar to a delta structure. Top-to-left shear. Reproduced from Fig.
Reproduced from Fig. 6b of Mukherjee (2012b). Plane polarized light. Higher Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh, India). 5 mm 2 Trapezoid-Shaped Minerals and Brittle Shear Senses 51 Fig. 7 A muscovite grain sheared over quartzofeldspathic minerals. Top-to-left sense. Extensive recrystallization at the margin of the muscovite grain. The brittle shear zone is characterized by grain size reduction. Reproduced from Fig. 9a of Mukherjee and Koyi (2010a). Location Higher Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh, India). Width of view 5 mm Fig.