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Timing and tectonic controls in the evolving orogen of SE Asia and the western Pacific and some implications for ore generation

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Colin G. Macpherson
Colin G. Macpherson
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK colin.macpherson@durham.ac.uk
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Robert Hall
Robert Hall
SE Asia Research Group, Department of Geology, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2002

Abstract

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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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

The Timing and Location of Major Ore Deposits in an Evolving Orogen

D. J. Blundell
D. J. Blundell
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
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F. Neubauer
F. Neubauer
University of Salzburg, Austria
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A. von Quadt
A. von Quadt
ETH-Z, Zurich, Switzerland
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Geological Society of London
Volume
204
ISBN electronic:
9781862394520
Publication date:
January 01, 2002

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