Tectonics and Geodynamics of South China: an introductory note

Michel Faure 1, 2 Yan Chen 1, 2 Zhuohai Feng 3 Liangshu Shu 4 Ziqin Xu 5
2 Géodynamique - UMR7327
BRGM - Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), ISTO - Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans - UMR7327 : UMR7327, INSU - CNRS - Institut national des sciences de l'Univers , UO - Université d'Orléans : UMR7327
Abstract : Highlights: • The Neoproterozoic Jiangnan collision of Cathaysia and Yangtze is responsible for the formation of the South China Block (SCB) • During the Early Paleozoic, the SCB was welded to the North China block along the Qinling belt, and also experienced an intracontinental orogeny that partly reworked the Jiangnan belt. • During the Middle Triassic, the SCB was welded to Indochina, the Qinling belt was reworked by N-directed intracontinental subduction. • The Xuefengshan belt is also a Middle Triassic intracontinental orogen.
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Michel Faure, Yan Chen, Zhuohai Feng, Liangshu Shu, Ziqin Xu. Tectonics and Geodynamics of South China: an introductory note. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Elsevier, 2017, 141, pp.1-6. ⟨10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.11.031⟩. ⟨insu-01406026⟩

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