The Journal of Structural Geology publishes on the structural geology of the Earth and other planets and moons, including related contributions in rheology, geophysics, geochemistry, geodynamics, and tectonics. Papers may cover applied aspects of structural geology such as structural controls on mineral and hydrocarbon deposits, rock mechanics and neotectonics.

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How strike-slip faults form, the origin of earthquakes

Structural geologist Michele Cooke calls it the "million-dollar question" that underlies all work in her laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst: what goes on deep in the earth as strike-slip faults form in ...

Geologists study Yilgarn's western crust

A group of geologists working for the Geological Survey of Western Australia has confirmed a long-standing belief that most of the Yilgarn Craton has a similar crustal architecture.

Improving the hunt for gold

A geologist is using conditional probability principles to improve the design of nuggetty gold mines.

Earth is 'lazy' when forming faults like those near San Andreas

Geoscientist Michele Cooke and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst take an uncommon, "Earth is lazy" approach to modeling fault development in the crust that is providing new insights into how faults grow. ...