On lineaments found in the Carpathians

Wacław Józef Sikora

Abstract


Próba określenia wieku formowania się wgłębnych rozłamów w Karpatach

The Pericarpathian and Peripieniny lineaments divide the lithosphere in the Northern Carpathians region into three blocks i.e. the Metacarpathian, Carpathian and Transcarpathian ones. These blocks are characterized by different thickness of the Earth’s crust. The Carpathian block is the place where the Cordilleras were downsucked and where are rooted the nappes of the external Carpathians. The formation of discussed lineaments started in Oligocene, and the main phase took place in Sarmatian-Pliocene.

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