Precambrian Evolution of the North China Craton

By

  • Guochun Zhao, Research Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong, China

The North China Craton is one of the oldest cratonic blocks in the world, containing rocks as old as 3.85 billion years. Focusing on Neoarchean mantle plumes and Paleoproterozoic plate tectonics, this book combines the results from modern geological research to provide you with a detailed synthesis of the geology, structure, and evolution of the North China Craton. It will be of value to anyone interested in the evolution of cratonic blocks and Precambrian geology as well as geoscientists interested in applying tectonic models to other cratonic blocks globally. This work will also be of interest to geologists concerned with the problems of structure and evolution of the Precambrian continents and supercontinents.
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Audience

Geoscientists

 

Book information

  • Published: November 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-407227-5


Contents

Chapter 1: An outline of the North China Craton

Chapter 2: Tectonic subdivision of the North China Craton

Chapter 3: Neoarchean accretion of the Eastern Block

Chapter 4: Neoarchean accretion of the Western Block

Chapter 5: Khondalite Belt - Paleoproterozoic amalgamation of the Western Block

Chapter 6: Jiao-Liao-Ji Belt - Paleoproterozoic amalgamation of the Eastern Block

Chapter 7: Trans-North China Orogen - Paleoproterozoic amalgamation of the North China Craton