The application and synthesis of geology, geophysics, and geomorphology, including Landsat imagery, support the conclusion that distributions of Circum-Pacific mineral and energy resources are underlain by a common fundamental structural pattern. Special treatment of earth data shows that ingredients of the pattern are repeated from place to place, and at different orders of magnitude, either separately or in combination. Their spatial association with known resource deposits emphasizes the potential use of fundamental structural projections in future resource exploration.
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Energy Resources of the Pacific Region
The energy and mineral resources of the vast Pacific basin and its neighboring land areas play a vital role in meeting the ever-growing needs of society worldwide. Building on the foundation of a highly successful conference held in 1978, this volume contains 51 of the 135 papers presented there. Subjects included are general and specific in nature--oil, gas, and coal resources; geothermal fields, uranium; tin; evaporites, trace elements; water resources; magma energy and fuels from magma. Geological and geophysical techniques, and also the new tool of remote sending for petroleum and minerals exploration are represented. Tectonics, structure fundamentals, subsurface hazards, international treaties and the law of the deep sea are discussed. Seventeen countries and regions are represented in these papers: Thailand, Nicaragua, the United States, Japan, Peru, Antarctica, El Salvador, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, New Zealand, China, Chile, Indonesia, Canada, and the Pacific Ocean.