Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Research article
27 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 27 Apr 2023

Magnetic fabric analyses of basin inversion: a sandbox modelling approach

Thorben Schöfisch, Hemin Koyi, and Bjarne Almqvist

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A magnetic fabric analysis provides information about the reorientation of magnetic grains and is applied to three sandbox models that simulate different stages of basin inversion. The analysed magnetic fabrics reflect the different developed structures and provide insights into the different deformed stages of basin inversion. It is a first attempt of applying magnetic fabric analyses to basin inversion sandbox models but shows the possibility of applying it to such models.