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Original Paper

Vladimír Cajz, Jaroslav Valečka

Tectonic setting of the Ohře/Eger Graben between the central part of the České středohoří Mts. and the Most Basin, a regional study

Journal of Geosciences, volume 55 (2010), issue 3, 201 - 215


  Abstract References

The paper presents the results of a new detailed survey in the SW part of the České středohoří Mts. (a section of the Ohře/Eger Graben/Rift), focused on its tectonic setting. Courses of the SE marginal graben faults are traced in detail. This limiting fault zone is described as a horst, with the graben fill being structured into rhomboidal blocks; older known faults are specified, and new faults are depicted. Respecting the age ranges of the preserved stratigraphic units, fault movements are classified into those older than 36 Ma, younger than 24 Ma and younger than 16 Ma (with a possible age younger than 9 Ma), based on different lithologies and abrupt lithological changes (i.e., the rock boundaries). The faults are compared with the earlier-defined paleostress fields. Fault reversals were detected on several faults. An important role of crystalline basement ridges during the graben formation was identified: three complex tectonic structures are spatially associated with these ridges. Two areas with distinct tectonic and geological development were defined within the Ohře/Eger Graben. The Saxothuringian - Teplá-Barrandian terrane boundary was found to be less important for graben formation during the Cenozoic. This disagrees with simplified riftogenic model of the Ohře/Eger Graben. The supposed ”Litoměřice Deep-seated Fault“, possibly representing a first-order terrane boundary, cold not be confirmed in the post-Paleozoic rocks - this structure did not function as a fault during Cenozoic times.

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