Collisional successor basins of western China: impact of tectonic inheritance on sand composition

S. A. Graham, M. S. Hendrix, L. B. Wang, A. R. Carroll

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Modern sands of the Junggar and Turpan basins are markedly litharenitic because of derivation from upper Paleozoic are sequences that form the bedrock of the northern Tian Shan and Bogda Shan. In contrast, sands of the Tarim basin are compositionally much more varied, ranging from quartzofeldspathic to litharenitic. Tarim sands reflect derivation from plutonic and thrusted sedimentary and metamorphic terranes exposed in surrounding mountain ranges. Extrabasinal carbonate sedimentary-lithic fragments, intentionally omitted from provenance analyses by some workers, are important provenance indicators in Tarim samples. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-344
Number of pages22
JournalGeological Society of America Bulletin
Volume105
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Collisional successor basins of western China: impact of tectonic inheritance on sand composition'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this