Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Research article
18 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 18 Feb 2019

The role of mechanical stratigraphy on the refraction of strike-slip faults

Mirko Carlini, Giulio Viola, Jussi Mattila, and Luca Castellucci


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ED: Publish as is (25 Jan 2019) by Federico Rossetti (Executive editor)
AR by Mirko Carlini on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2019)
Short summary
Physical properties of layered sedimentary rocks affect nucleation and propagation of discontinuities therein. Fractures developing through sedimentary sequences characterized by the alternation of strong and weak layers are strongly deviated along their track at layers’ boundaries, and depending on the layer they cross-cut, they show very thick (strong layers) or very thin (weak layers) infills of precipitated minerals, potentially representing pathways for ore deposits and oil/water resources.