Phanerozoic Geology of Northwest China

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Zhou Zhiyi, W. T. Dean
VSP, Dec 1, 1996 - Science - 316 pages
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This volume presents the results of a comprehensive project on the petroleum geology of Northwest China undertaken by the Bureau of Resources and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, which aimed at reviewing the Phanerozoic stratigraphy, palaeogeography and plate tectonics of the region. This region, which has considerable economic potential as a source of petroleum, gas and minerals, has been for some years the scene of intense activity by exploration geologists and provincial geological surveys. A vast reservoir of information on stratigraphy, palaeontology, tectonics and geochemistry produced by these workers was consulted for incorporation in the present book, and their reports, often written in Chinese and not formally published, contain data that are now summarised or listed in English for the first time.
 

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Contents

Early Palaeozoic Plate Tectonics and Geological Evolution
3
Late Palaeozoic Tectonic Framework and Evolution
22
Geological Development of the Northwest China Basins During the Mesozoic
39
Tectonic Movements 51
51
Outline of the Cambrian Palaeogeography
65
Palaeogeographic Development During the Ordovician
71
General Aspects of Palaeogeography in the Silurian
83
Chapters Palaeogeography of the Carboniferous and Permian Ruan Yiping 98
98
Cambrian Lin Huanling ZhouZhiyi Ni Yunan Zhou Zhiqiang 133
133
Ordovician
149
Devonian Liao Weihua Ruan Yipingl89
189
Carboniferous and Permian Ruan Yiping2Q6
206
Mesozoic Chen Jinhua252
252
Tertiary Yang Hengren 274
274
References 290
290
Index of Localities 308
308

Evolution of Palaeogeography During the Mesozoic Chen Jinhualf
116
A Review of Tertiary Palaeogeography Yang Hengren 124
124

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