Non-planar strike-slip Gnieździska – Brzeziny fault (SW Mesozoic margin of the Holy Cross Mountains, central Poland)

Leonard Mastella, Andrzej Konon


Based on the analysis of detailed geological maps, air photos, radar images and tectonic mesostructures the geometry and mechanism of formation of the Gnieździska-Brzeziny fault have been determined. The fault represents a typical example of a dextral strike-slip fault occurring in the SW margin of the Holy Cross Mountains. The trace of the fault is curvilinear-sinusoidal, which produced restraining and releasing bends as well as restraining stepovers.


Non-planar dextral strike-slip fault, Restraining and releasing bends, Restraining stepover, Transpression, Holy Cross Mountains

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