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Terrane Accretion and Orogenic Belts

Terrane Accretion and Orogenic Belts

Evan C. Leitch (Editor), Erwin Scheibner (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66990-7

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

343 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 19.

The unifying theme of this collection of papers is the realisation that, in the analysis of erogenic belts, the present spatial juxtaposition of elements does not necessarily reflect their relative position throughout the history of the belt. Orogenic belts are assemblages of tectonostratigraphic terranes. The constituent rocks of individual terranes are clearly linked, but separated from those of adjacent terranes by dislocations, mainly faults, across which original continuity cannot be established. Thus many papers in this volume deal with the recognition of terranes, the nature of terrane boundaries, and the relationship of deformation and metamorphism to the amalgamation of terranes and their docking at cratonic margins. Movements on a scale of thousands of kilometres are involved across some terrane boundaries but these are only presently demonstrable in some orogens from detailed paleomagnetic and biogeographic studies, subjects also addressed in this volume.

E. C. Leitch and E. Scheibner ix

Stratotectonic Terranes of the Eastern Australian Tasmanides
E. C. Leitch and E. Scheibner I

A Critique of Paleomagnetic Results From Australian Paleozoic Fold Belts and Displaced Terranes
P. W. Schmidt and B. J. J. Embleton 21

Terranes of the Wonominta Block, Far Western New South Wales
E. C. Leitch, B. D. Webby, K. J. Mills, and P. Kolbe 31

Early Palaeozoic Back-Arc Deformation in the Lachlan Fold Belt, Southeastern Australia:
Implications for Terrane Translations in Eastern Gondwanaland
Christopher L. Fergusson 39

Terranes of the Tumut District, Southeastern New South Wales, Australia
H. Basden, B. J. Franklin, B. Marshall, and A. E. Waltho 57

The Eastern Lachlan Fold Belt of Southeast Australia: A Possible Late Ordovician to Early
Devonian Sinistral Strike Slip Regime
G. H. Packham 67

Contrasting Structural Styles in the Paleozoic Subduction Complex of the Southern New England
Orogen, Eastern Australia
Kenneth C. Cross, Christopher L. Fergusson, and Peter G. Flood 83

Carboniferous Faunas: Their Role in the Recognition of Tectonostratigraphic Terranes in the
Tasman Belt, Eastern Australia
John Roberts 93

Biogeographic Significance of Some Ordovician Faunas in Relation to East Australian Tasmanide
Suspect Terranes
Barry D. Webby 103

South Western Pacific Permian and Triassic Marine Faunas: Their Distribution and Implications
for Terrane Identification
N. W. Archbold 119

Oroclinal Bending, Fragmentation and Deformation of Terranes in the New England Orogen,
Eastern Australia
R. J. Korsch and H. J. Harrington 129

Evidence for Sinistral Movement on the Peel Fault System in Serpentinites, Glenrock Station, N.S.W.
Robin Offier and Adrian J. Williams 141

Late Palaeozoic and Early Mesozoic Evolution of the New England Orogen in Southeastern
Queensland--A Photogeological Study
C. R. Nash 153

Provisional Subdivision of Northeastern North Island, New Zealand, Into Tectonostratigraphic
J. Duane Gibson 161

Aspiring Terrane: An Oceanic Assemblage From New Zealand and Its Implications for Terrane
Accretion in the Southwest Pacific
R. J. Norris and D. Craw 169

Tectonostratigraphic Terranes of the Croisilles Harbour Region, South Island, New Zealand
C. A. Landis and M. C. Blake, Jr. 179

Terrane Boundaries and Terrane Displacement in Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Some
Problems and Constraints
J. D. Bradshaw 199

Metamorphism and Deformation in the Bowers Supergroup: Implications for Terrane Accretion in
Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica
George M. Gibson 207

The Mesozoic Tectonostratigraphic Terranes and Accretionary Heritage of South-Eastern Mainland Asia
Michael P. Klimetz 221

The High P/T Metamorphic Rocks of China
Zh. M. Zhang and J. G. Liou 235

Accreted Terranes and Mineral Resources of Eastern China
Yangshen Shi, Lingzhi Pow-Foong Fan 249

Tectonostratigraphic Terranes of the Coastal Region of Southeast China
Guo, Ruishi Ma, Huafu Lu, and Huogen Dong 259

Mesozoic Terranes in the Japanese Islands and Neighbouring East Asia
Shinjiro Mizutani 263

Complex Fragmentation of Permo-Triassic and Jurassic Accreted Terranes in the Chugoku Region,
Southwest Japan and the Formation of the Sangun Metamorphic Rocks
Teruo Watanabe, Takao Tokuoka, and Takahita Naka 275

Paleomagnetic Constraint on the Evolution of the Upper Cretaceous Izumi Basin in Shikoku,
Southwest Japan
Kazuto Kodama 291

Preliminary Geophysical Interpretation of the Oceanic Terranes of Interior and Western Alaska:
Evidence for Thick Crust of Intermediate Density
John W. Cady 301

Thermal Maturity of Tectonostratigraphic Terranes Within the Franciscan Complex, California
Michael B. Underwood, M. C. Blake, Jr., and David G. Howell 307

Basement Fragments, Accreted Tectonostratigraphic Terranes, and Overlap Sequences: Elements
in the Tectonic Evolution of the Arabian Shield
Peter R. Johnson, Erwin Scheibner, and E. Alan Smith 323