Polycyclic Evolution of Paleoproterozoïc Rocks in the southwestern part of the Mako Group (Easter Senegal, West Africa)
After an extensional stage giving rise to tholeiitic basalts and gabbros, the south western part of
Kédougou Kéniéba Inlier (KKI) was affected by three phases of compressionnal deformation. The
first phase (D1) was related to NE-SW stress that led to northeastward thrusting. Early granitoids
would be implemented during this tectonic event. The second phase (D2) was due to East-West
compressional stress that created combined strike sleep faults: NNW-SSE and NNE-SSW respectively
sinistral and dextral. During this phase, some volcanic rocks and gabbros were mylonitized,
hydrothermalized and transformed into quartzites. These quartzites were considered as sedimentary
rocks in previous studies. Granitic plutons and andesites took place during this tectonic phase.
D3 deformation occurred towards the end of the Eburnean orogeny. It would be held in two episodes.
In the first episode, WNW-ESE stresses created conjugate shears: sinistral NNW-SSE and
dextral NE-SW. In the second episode, stresses moved toward the NE-SW direction and made the
resulting brittle structures arranged in NS dextral corridors.
Auteur(s) : Papa Moussa Ndiaye, Edmond Dioh, Famara Diatta, Alassane Traoré, Makhoudia Fall, Ousmane Baldé
Pages : 739-748
Année de publication : 2014
Revue : Inernational Journal of Geosciences
N° de volume : 2014, 5, 739-748
Type : Article
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