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Slip localization and fault weakening as a consequence of fault gouge strenthening - Insights from laboratory experiments

Giger, Silvio; Cox, Stephen; Tenthorey, Eric


A laboratory study of simulated quartz gouges was conducted to investigate how solution transfer processes influence the mechanical behaviour of fault wear products at high temperature, hydrothermal conditions. Experiments were performed under nominally dry conditions, as well as in the presence of an aqueous pore fluid, at elevated temperatures (500 to 927 °C), and at effective confining pressure conditions (σ2′ = σ3′ = 100 MPa) to simulate, on a laboratory timescale, processes that may be...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.09.004


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