Influence of tectonics on petrological characteristics of the anhydrite and anhydrite-halite intercalations in the Oldest Halite (Na1) (Zechstein, Upper Permian) of the Bądzów area (SW Poland)

Tomasz Tadeusz Toboła

Abstract


The Oldest Halite (Na1) (Zechstein, Upper Permian) played a significant role in the development of geological structure of the Fore-Sudetic Monocline (SW Poland) because of its different rheological properties in comparison to the adjacent rocks. Intercalations of anhydrite and anhydrite-halite occurring within the Na1 show a lot of features of tectonically disturbed rocks. Macroscopic petrological observations revealed that anhydrite rocks represent four rock types with different structural and textural properties. On the microscopic scale, five types of crystals have been distinguished in all macroscopic types. They vary in size, shape and distribution of primary fluid inclusion assemblages. The anhydrite-halite rocks show two groups with slightly different petrological features that are apparently related to their tectonic deformation and recrystallisation processes. The main recorded directions of tectonic movements seem to be horizontal or sub-horizontal.

 


Keywords


Fore-Sudetic Monocline, Zechstein, anhydrite, microtectonics, Oldest Halite (Na1)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7306/gq.1171