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Palaeozoic basement and associated cover

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Masayuki Ehiro
Masayuki Ehiro
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Tatsuki Tsujimori
Tatsuki Tsujimori
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Kazuhiro Tsukada
Kazuhiro Tsukada
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Manchuk Nuramkhaan
Manchuk Nuramkhaan
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

Pre-Cenozoic rocks of the Japanese islands are largely composed of latest Palaeozoic to Cretaceous accretionary complexes and Cretaceous granitic intrusives. Exposures of older rocks are restricted to a limited number of narrow terranes, notably the Hida, Oeyama and Hida Gaien belts (Inner Zone of SW Japan), the Kurosegawa Belt (Outer Zone of SW Japan) and the South Kitakami Belt (NE Japan). In these belts, early Palaeozoic basement rocks are typically overlain by a cover of middle Palaeozoic to Mesozoic shelf facies strata. This chapter describes these basement inliers and their cover, grouping them under four subheadings: Hida, Oeyama, Hida Gaien and South Kitakami/Kurosegawa belts. Although opinions are varied among authors whether the Unazuki Schist should be placed in the Hida Belt (TT) or in the Hida Gaien Belt (KT & NM) sections, this chapter will describe the Unazuki Schist in the Hida Belt section.

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Geological Society, London, Geology of Series

The Geology of Japan

Teresa Moreno
Teresa Moreno
Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDæA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
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Simon Wallis
Simon Wallis
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
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Tomoko Kojima
Tomoko Kojima
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan
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Wes Gibbons
Wes Gibbons
WPS, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
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Geological Society of London
ISBN electronic:
9781862397064
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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