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Precambrian Evolution of the North China Craton

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.

Audience
Geoscientists

Paperback, 204 Pages

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