Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Crystalline Basement

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_430

Crystalline basement is the basal rock beneath the undeformed and unmetamorphosed sedimentary cover. It has a complex structure and has experienced magmatic activity and strong metamorphism. It contains strong evidence of intense crustal movement.

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