Articles | Volume 8, issue 5
Research article
25 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 25 Oct 2017

Analysis of crystallographic preferred orientations of experimentally deformed Black Hills Quartzite

Rüdiger Kilian and Renée Heilbronner


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Quartz crystallographic preferred orientations (textures) are widely used to interpret conditions, kinematics or deformation mechanisms in deformed rocks. Textures of experimentally deformed quartzite were analyzed and we find that the finite texture is the result of two different texture-forming processes that depend on stress and strain but not directly on temperature. The findings help in the interpretation of deformation conditions from textures in naturally deformed rocks.