The ancient and contemporary geophysical stress field in a calcareous mountain-range

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A. E. SCHEIDEGGER

Abstract

The stress systems wliich are and have been active in
a well-defined calcareous mountain massif (the Iloclikonig massif in Austria)
have been determined: (I) f r om joint orientations in the Paleozoic basement,
(II) from joint orientations in the calcareous superstructure and (III) from
in situ stress measurements in a mine beneath the massif. It was found (I)
t h a t t h e stresses which produced the Paleozoic joint system is quite distinct
f r om t h e other systems active in the area, (II) t h a t ' t h e joints in the supers
t r u c t u r e correspond to a stress system t h a t is in conformity with the general
north-south thrust thought to have created the Alps and (III) that
t h e stresses measured in situ represent nothing but the effect of the presentday
overburden topography.

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SCHEIDEGGER AE. The ancient and contemporary geophysical stress field in a calcareous mountain-range. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 1974Nov.25 [cited 2021Oct.17];27(1-2):333-48. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/4927
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