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Geochronological constraint of Early Mesozoic tectonic event at Northeast Vietnam

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Abstract

The northeastern Vietnam, northeastern Guangxi, southwestern Guangdong and Hainan Island with NW-SE trending all locate in south margin of South China Block ( SCB). It is an important region to understanding the tectonic evolution of South China Block. Song Chay belt locates in the northeast region of Vietnam, a NE-SW mineral and stretching lineation, and top-to-the-NE ductile deformation are the main structures and observed both in Early Paleozoic lower metamorphism face strata and Late Paleozoic to Early Mesozoic unmetamorphozed sedimentary rocks. These structural characteristics were coeval with N/NE verging recumbent folds and nappes. Alike for the Song Chay belt, the same Early Mesozoic structural characteristics are also observed in Yunkai terrane, Hainan island and northeast region of Guangxi. All of these deformations occurred in the same tectonic event because of the time and the deformation style are almost the same. To decipher the time of this deformation, we study the structural character of deformed strata and granitic rocks, and analyzed the high quality U-Pb zircon geochronology data, then defined the time of nappes as 237 similar to 228Ma. The geodynamic of the tectonic event can be related to the collision between South China Block and Indochina in the Early Mesozoic time. We argue that South China Block subducted beneath to Day Nui Con Voi micro-continental block along Song Chay suture zone in Early Triassic, the south margin of SCB as the subduction plate were developed top to NE thrust and NE verging nappes. This orogeny is over at Late Triassic. Therefore, the northeastern Vietnam, northeastern Guangxi, southwestern Guangdong and Hainan island are belong to the southern margin of SCB and involved in the Indosinian orogenic belt.
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insu-00910727 , version 1 (28-11-2013)

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Zechao Chen, Wei Lin, Michel Faure, Claude Lepvrier, Yang Chu, et al.. Geochronological constraint of Early Mesozoic tectonic event at Northeast Vietnam. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 2013, 29 (5), pp.1825-1840. ⟨insu-00910727⟩
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