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MAVIS: Geophysical constraints on the structure of the Carboniferous basin of West Lothian, Scotland

  • M. C. Dentith (a1) and J. Hall (a1)

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The results of recent seismic refraction profiling across the Carboniferous West Lothian basin are described. Data from two 90-km refraction lines within the Midland Valley are combined with short–medium range, c. 30 km, profiles recorded using quarry-blast sources. Integration of seismic, gravity and structural data suggest thin-skinned deformation with at least two levels of detachment. Major faults mapped at the surface define domains comprised of thin flakes deformed into dome and basin structures. The data are interpreted in terms of a dextral strike-slip linked fault model for the region.

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MAVIS: Geophysical constraints on the structure of the Carboniferous basin of West Lothian, Scotland

  • M. C. Dentith (a1) and J. Hall (a1)

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