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Volume 364, 2023The 3ʳᵈ Edition of Oriental Days for the Environment “Green Lab. Solution for Sustainable Development” (JOE3)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Natural & Environmental Resources|
|Published online||23 January 2023|
Lithostratigraphic analysis and characterization of the upper miocene deformation of the Beni Bou Ifroure massif (Jbel Harcha Unit) eastern Rif Morocco
Laboratory of geosciences, department of geology, Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco
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In the eastern Rif the unit of Jbel Harcha which is part of Beni Bou Ifroure massif, the latter belongs to the Rif chain which was formed during the Alpine orogeny. Lithostratigraphic analysis of the geological map and field investigations shows that this unit is constituted by carbonate facies of limestone attributed to the lower and middle Jurassic. At the level of upper Jurassic and Cretaceous we observe metamorphic terms presented by schists. The structural examination allows to distinguish two types of deformation the first one is penetrative which is materialized by a metamorphism of the formations of upper Jurassic and Cretaceous whose direction of the planes of schistosity varies between N125 and N140. This type is linked to a NE-SW shortening, attributed to the Tortonian and materialized by a set of open and normal faults of direction N040 to N045. The second type is generally characterized by brittle structures presented by dextral strike-slip faults of direction N120 to N140 that intersect the ancient accidents. This episode linked to a N-S to NW-SE shortening is responsible for the N070 thrusting of the Jurassic rocks in the study area.
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