Geological Belts, Plate Boundaries, and Mineral Deposits in Myanmar - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128033821

Geological Belts, Plate Boundaries, and Mineral Deposits in Myanmar

1st Edition

Authors: Andrew Mitchell
Paperback ISBN: 9780128033821
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 5th December 2017
Page Count: 524
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Description

Geological Belts, Plate Boundaries and Mineral Deposits in Myanmar arms readers with a comprehensive overview of the geography, geology, mineral potential and tectonic plate activity of Myanmar. The book focuses on the nature and history of the structural belts and terranes of Myanmar, with particular emphasis on the mineral deposits and their relationship to stratigraphy and structure. The country has a long history of plate tectonic activity, and the most recent plate movements relate to the northward movement of the India plate as it collides with Asia. Both of these are responsible for the earthquakes which frequently occur, making the country a geologically dynamic region. Additionally, Myanmar is rich in mineral and petroleum potential and the site of some of Southeast Asia’s largest faults. However, many geoscientists are only recently becoming familiar with Myanmar due to previous political issues. Some of these barriers have been removed and there is emerging international interest in the geology and mineral deposits of Myanmar. This book collates this essential information in one complete resource. Geological Belts, Plate Boundaries and Mineral Deposits in Myanmar is an essential reference for economic geologists, mineralogists, petroleum geologists, and seismologists, as well as geoscience instructors and students taking related coursework.

Key Features

  • Provides an accessible history of the geological research and mineral exploration and extraction conducted in Myanmar and an overview of its rich mineral resources
  • Presents the historical and current plate tectonic activity in the region, offering seismologists and geophysicists a guide to Myanmar’s structural geology and risk for earthquake activity
  • Richly illustrated with more than 100 maps, diagrams and photographs to capture the geology of Myanmar and aid in the retention of key concepts
  • Focuses on the nature and history of the structural belts and terranes of Myanmar

Readership

Economic geologists, mineralogists, petroleum geologists, and seismologists. Geoscience instructors and students taking related coursework

Table of Contents

PART I
1. Introduction

PART II MYANMAR EAST OF THE SAGAING FAULT
2. The Shan Plateau west of the Salween
3. Myanmar east of the Salween: the Sibumasu-Mong Yawng arc collision and related tin mineralisation
4. The Mergui Group and equivalents in the Slate belt, Phayaungtaung, and the Gaoligong Range (northeastern Myanmar)
5. Paung Laung-Mawchi zone
6. Granites, minor intrusions and mineralisation in the Slate belt, Phayaungtaung and the Gaoligong Range
7. Mogok Metamorphic belt
8. Tagaung-Myitkyina belt and Katha-Gangaw Range

PART III MYANMAR WEST OF THE SAGAING FAULT
9. Popa-Loimye magmatic arc
10. Central Burma Depression and its petroleum occurrences
11. Indo-Burman Ranges
12. Exploration history and petroleum geology of offshore Myanmar
13. Hukawng basin
14. Jade Mines Uplift
15. Kumon Range

PART IV MYANMAR EAST AND WEST OF THE SAGAING FAULT
16. Chaun Kan Gneiss and the India collision in northwestern Myanmar
17. Restored position of Popa-Loimye arc, correlations with Tibet, and alluvial diamonds in Myanmar

Details

No. of pages:
524
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128033821

About the Author

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell obtained his PhD from Oxford and has had an international career in geology. From the early 1960’s to the late 1980’s he was an exploration geologist for the then British Service in Vanu Atu, and in Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines on Colombo Plan and UN projects. After consulting for various minerals companies in Eastern European and Asian countries from 1990 to 1995, he joined Ivanhoe Myanmar and until 2011 was based in Myanmar responsible for the company’s minerals exploration. He has spent more than half of his career in Myanmar and is familiar with the country’s world-class mineral deposits. He has authored or co-authored about 100 papers on tectonics and mineralization. His first book Mineral Deposits and Global Tectonic Settings (Academic Press, 1981) was followed by Epithermal Gold in the Philippines (Academic Press, 1991).

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Myanmar Precious Resources Group, Myanmar