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South China in Rodinia; part of the missing link between Australia-East Antarctica and Laurentia?

Zheng-Xiang Li, Linghua Zhang and Christopher McA. Powell
South China in Rodinia; part of the missing link between Australia-East Antarctica and Laurentia?
Geology (Boulder) (May 1995) 23 (5): 407-410

Abstract

Stratigraphic correlations and tectonic analysis suggest that the Yangtze block of South China could have been a continental fragment caught between the Australian craton and Laurentia during the late Mesoproterozoic assembly of the supercontinent Rodinia. The Cathaysia block of southeast China may have been part of a 1.9 - 1.4 Ga continental strip adjoining western Laurentia before it became attached to the Yangtze block around 1 Ga. This configuration provides a western source region for the clastic wedges in the Belt Supergroup of western North America which contain detrital grains of 1.8 - 1.6 Ga and 1.22 - 1.07 Ga. The breakup of Rodinia around 0.7 Ga separated South China (Yangtze plus Cathaysia blocks) from the other continents.


ISSN: 0091-7613
EISSN: 1943-2682
Coden: GLGYBA
Serial Title: Geology (Boulder)
Serial Volume: 23
Serial Issue: 5
Title: South China in Rodinia; part of the missing link between Australia-East Antarctica and Laurentia?
Affiliation: University of Western Australia, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Nedlands, West. Aust., Australia
Pages: 407-410
Published: 199505
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 39
Accession Number: 1995-034706
Categories: StratigraphySolid-earth geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch maps
S44°00'00" - S10°00'00", E113°00'00" - E154°00'00"
S90°00'00" - S65°00'00", W40°00'00" - E171°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 199513
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