A N-trending photo-lineament in the Rudawy Janowickie Mts. (West Sudetes, Poland) and its tectonic significance

Jerzy Mroczkowski


Południkowy fotolineament w Rudawach Janowickich i jego znaczenie tektoniczne

The Thematic Mapper satellite image shows in the West Sudetes a N-trending double photolineament, roughly following the Rudawy Janowickie Mts. on the eastern flank of the Karkonosze Granite Massif. The double photolineament coinciding with polymetallic mineralization reflects likely an important fracture zone otherwise indicated by sedimentological and geomorphological data. This photolineament is characterized by its length (more than 80 km), longevity (Early Carboniferous through Recent) and location at the border of areas which have different geological history.

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