Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Solid Earth, 12, 95–117, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-95-2021

Special issue: Faults, fractures, and fluid flow in the shallow crust

Solid Earth, 12, 95–117, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-95-2021

Research article 20 Jan 2021

Research article | 20 Jan 2021

Analysis of deformation bands associated with the Trachyte Mesa intrusion, Henry Mountains, Utah: implications for reservoir connectivity and fluid flow around sill intrusions

Penelope I. R. Wilson et al.

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Short summary
Magma accommodation in the shallow crust leads to deformation of the surrounding host rock through the creation of faults, fractures and folds. This deformation will impact fluid flow around intrusive magma bodies (including sills and laccoliths) by changing the porosity and permeability network of the host rock. The results may have important implications for industries where fluid flow within the subsurface adds value (e.g. oil and gas, hydrology, geothermal and carbon sequestration).