JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG69] Rheology, fracture and friction in Earth and planetary sciences

convener:Miki Tasaka(Shizuoka University), Osamu Kuwano(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Ichiko Shimizu(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Shintaro Azuma(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

[SCG69-P12] Relationship between stylolite and faults in chert

*Kota Kojima1, Jun-ichi Ando1, Kaushik Das1, Naotaka Tomioka2 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Systems Science, Hiroshima University, 2.Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:stylolite, illite, smectite, pressure solution, slickenside

Stylolite is a structure developed mainly in cherts and limestones, which are the main constituent rocks of accretionary complex. Moreover, pressure solution being the formation process of stylolite, is an important plastic deformation mechanism that lowers the crustal strength. In this study, we verified that stylolite develops in the chert block, could act as a weak surface leading to fault formation, through both field and microstructural observations.

Our results suggest that 1) that the fault was formed after stylolite was created, and 2) that the strike and dip of fault are almost same as those of stylolite planes. In other words, it is strongly suggested that stylolite could act as a weak surface leading to fault formation.