Paleogene island arc collision-related conglomerates, Yarlung-Tsangpo suture zone, Tibet

Davis, Aileen M., Aitchison, Jonathan C., Badengzhu, Luo, Hui and Zyabrev, Sergei (2002) Paleogene island arc collision-related conglomerates, Yarlung-Tsangpo suture zone, Tibet. Sedimentary Geology, 150 3-4: 247-273. doi:10.1016/S0037-0738(01)00199-3

Author Davis, Aileen M.
Aitchison, Jonathan C.
Luo, Hui
Zyabrev, Sergei
Title Paleogene island arc collision-related conglomerates, Yarlung-Tsangpo suture zone, Tibet
Journal name Sedimentary Geology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0037-0738
Publication date 2002-07-01
Year available 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0037-0738(01)00199-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 150
Issue 3-4
Start page 247
End page 273
Total pages 27
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Abstract Coarse clastic rocks in the Liuqu Conglomerate, formed in both terrestrial and subaqueous settings, record a Paleogene phase in the tectonic evolution of Tibet. Facies changes are commonly abrupt with rapid changes in clast types, grain size and stratal patterns. Sediments were derived from the leading (northern) edge of the Indian margin and a Late Jurassic-Cretaceous intraoceanic island are that lay within Tethys. The coarse clastic sedimentary rocks of the Liuqu conglomerates are extremely proximal, but are locally offset relative to their original source terranes. They record aspects of the history of collision between these terranes and are interpreted to have been deposited in oblique-slip basins that developed along the zone of collision. The absence of clasts derived from terranes to the north of the Yarlung-Tsangpo suture suggests that basins associated with deposition of the Liuqu Conglomerate developed prior to the final collision between India and Asia.
Keyword Collision
Yarlung-Tsangpo suture zone
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