Fault reactivation in the Junggar region, Northwest China; the role of basement structures during Mesozoic-Cenozoic compression

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.154.1.0151
Authors:Allen, Mark B.; Vincent, Stephen J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom
University of Durham, United Kingdom
Volume Title:role of basement reactivation in continental deformation
Volume Authors:Butler, R. W. H., editor; Holdsworth, R. E.; Lloyd, G. E.
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.154 (Part 1), p.151-155; Discussion meeting on The role of basement reactivation in continental deformation, Burlington House, United Kingdom, March 6-7, 1996, edited by R. W. H. Butler, R. E. Holdsworth and G. E. Lloyd. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1997
Note:In English. 24 refs.; illus., incl. sect., sketch maps
Summary:Basement structures exposed at the margins of the Junggar Basin were created during the Altaid orogeny in the late Palaeozoic; they were reactivated by Mesozoic-Cainozoic compressional events, which were the long-distance expression of orogenies at the S margin of Asia. Cainozoic strain was partitioned between strike-slip motion on basement structures within the Palaeozoic orogenic belts around the Junggar Basin, and numerous thrusts and transpressive faults in regions marginal to and within the basin itself. Most major strike-slip faults are reactivated structures, and occupy narrower zones than their Palaeozoic precursors. Thrust zones follow the Palaeozoic basement grain, but active faults have propagated into the Mesozoic-Cainozoic cover. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Basement tectonics; Cenozoic; Compression tectonics; Faults; Mesozoic; Paleozoic; Reactivation; Tectonics; Altai Mountains; Asia; China; Far East; Junggar; Xinjiang China; Dalabute Fault; Fuyun Fault; Kelameili Fault; Tien Shan Fault
Abstract Numbers:97M/3015
Record ID:1997056640
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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