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Title: Structural framework of the iron district of Itabira, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais.
Authors: Rossi, Daniel Quinaud
Endo, Issamu
Gabriel, Eduardo Guimarães
Keywords: Flanking folds
Conceição mine
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: ROSSI, D. Q.; ENDO, I.; GABRIEL, E. G. Structural framework of the iron district of Itabira, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais. REM - International Engineering Journal, v. 72, n. 1, p. 39-45, jan./mar. 2019. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 24 mar. 2021.
Abstract: The Itabira Iron District, located at the northeastern end of the Iron Quadrangle, still presents some uncertainties regarding the tectonic origin of its macrostructure. The Itabira synclinorium is characterized by a large synformal structure in the NESW direction, with anticlines and synclines distributed "en echelon". The analysis of the relationship between the primary structures and the plane-axial schistosity, linear and planar structures, allowed the development of a three-dimensional model for the region. The increase in deformation from E to W, observed from the Cauê mine to the Conceição mine, and the rotation of the axes of the macrostructural folds, characterized by the Cauê, Dois Córregos, and Conceição synclines, are explained in this study by a model with six deformation phases. The increase in shortening from the Cauê mine towards the Conceição mine can be explained based on the flanking fold model. The application of this mechanism to explain kilometric-scale folding has been presented for the eastern flank of the Santa Rita Syncline in the Iron Quadrangle.
ISSN: 1807-0353
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