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.
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As an outcome of the European Science Foundation scientific programme, GEODE, on geodynamics and ore deposit evolution, this book examines the underlying geodynamic processes that lead to the formation of ore deposits in order to discover what controls the timing and location of major ore deposits in an evolving orogen.
A collection of 19 research papers examines various aspects of ore genesis in the context of the geodynamic processes occurring within an evolving orogen. Although the majority of papers relate to Europe, their findings have a global significance for metallogenesis.
The book will be of interest to all those involved in research or mineral exploration concerned with metallogenesis. In addition, ore deposits provide new evidence about magmatism associated with transient, rapid changes in plate motions and subduction processes in unusual tectonic settings, and are therefore of interest to those involved in both the magmatic and tectonic processes of orogenesis.