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Comment on “Accordion vs. quantum tectonics: Insights into continental growth processes from the Paleozoic of eastern Gondwana” by Jonathan C. Aitchison, Solomon Buckman Gondwana Research, Volume 22, Issue 2, September 2012, Pages 674–680

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  • In regard to the tectonic history of the Lachlan Fold Belt, Aitchison and Buckman (2012) argued that “numerous aspects of the observed geology appear to be incompatible with the existing model” and that an “alternative model envisages arc–continent collision events (quantum tectonics) as a primary means of large-scale continental growth”. My purpose is to challenge these arguments and to question their interpretation that rapid continental growth in the Lachlan Fold Belt has been achieved by thrusting of an island arc over a passive margin.

Publication Date


  • 2013

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  • Fergusson, C. L. (2013). Comment on “Accordion vs. quantum tectonics: Insights into continental growth processes from the Paleozoic of eastern Gondwana” by Jonathan C. Aitchison, Solomon Buckman Gondwana Research, Volume 22, Issue 2, September 2012, Pages 674–680. Gondwana Research, 23 (4), 1646-1649.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1371&context=smhpapers

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Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1646

End Page


  • 1649

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • In regard to the tectonic history of the Lachlan Fold Belt, Aitchison and Buckman (2012) argued that “numerous aspects of the observed geology appear to be incompatible with the existing model” and that an “alternative model envisages arc–continent collision events (quantum tectonics) as a primary means of large-scale continental growth”. My purpose is to challenge these arguments and to question their interpretation that rapid continental growth in the Lachlan Fold Belt has been achieved by thrusting of an island arc over a passive margin.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Fergusson, C. L. (2013). Comment on “Accordion vs. quantum tectonics: Insights into continental growth processes from the Paleozoic of eastern Gondwana” by Jonathan C. Aitchison, Solomon Buckman Gondwana Research, Volume 22, Issue 2, September 2012, Pages 674–680. Gondwana Research, 23 (4), 1646-1649.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84875374537

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1371&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/359

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1646

End Page


  • 1649

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands