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Accretionary Collision Between the Mongolian Arcs and North China Craton

  • Paul R. EizenhöferEmail author
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Abstract

The sedimentary provenance analysis of Palaeozoic arc basins across the Solonker Suture Zone can provide important insights into the role of major tectonic units as sedimentary provenance terranes during the final closure of the Palaeo–Asian Ocean. Their relative contributions can be identified and defined by their characteristic age spectrum [1, 2]. Their palaeo-geographic locations, as an indirect measure for the direction of regional sediment transport toward the arc basins, may also serve as an indicator for subduction polarities in convergent tectonic settings.

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  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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