Willam J. Newby HBSc thesis abstract

Thesis Title: 
Kinematic Indicates of a Shear Zone in Gorham Township Thunder Bay, Ontario
Willam J.

In this paper, heterogeneous simple shear model kinematic indicators are used to determine the presence of a shearing event in Gorham Township of Thunder Bay.  Field observations combined with microscopic analysis reveal that highly complex shearing occurred in this area possibly as a result of transpressional effects.  Four exposures were studied and data collected from these support the view that mylonites are a common occurrence in shear zones and act as a method by which deformation of this nature can occur.