Timing and tectonic controls in the evolving orogen of SE Asia and the western Pacific and some implications for ore generation
Colin G. Macpherson, Robert Hall, 2002. "Timing and tectonic controls in the evolving orogen of SE Asia and the western Pacific and some implications for ore generation", The Timing and Location of Major Ore Deposits in an Evolving Orogen, D. J. Blundell, F. Neubauer, A. von Quadt
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SE Asia lies at the convergence of the Eurasian, Pacific and Australian plates. The region is made up of many active arcs, extensional basins, and the remnants of similar tectonic environments developed throughout the Cenozoic. There are many important hydrothermal mineral deposits and prospects in SE Asia but their formation is often poorly understood due to the complicated tectonic history of this region and the knowledge of relationships between mineralization and tectonics. Plate reconstruction offers a framework to integrate geological and geochemical data that can be used to unravel the large-scale tectonic processes that affected mineralized provinces. We present examples of the information that can be derived from this approach and discuss the implications for understanding the origin of some hydrothermal mineral deposits in SE Asia.