Articles | Volume 8, issue 6
Solid Earth, 8, 1193–1209, 2017
Solid Earth, 8, 1193–1209, 2017

Research article 19 Dec 2017

Research article | 19 Dec 2017

Hierarchical creep cavity formation in an ultramylonite and implications for phase mixing

James Gilgannon et al.


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ED: Publish as is (13 Nov 2017) by Renée Heilbronner
ED: Publish as is (14 Nov 2017) by Fabrizio Storti(Executive Editor)
Short summary
We examine rocks from the middle crust to explore how fluids circulate and influence a rock’s response to larger-scale tectonic movements. A model is developed in which fluids deep in the Earth migrate to clusters of pores generated during those movements. We document how distinct pores form in a specific order in association with local changes in how quartz deforms. The porosity evolves out of the deformation, changing the rate the rock moved under tectonic forces.