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Tectonics of the New England Orogen

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The New England Orogen of eastern Australia evolved during the Devonian and Carboniferous in a convergent plate margin tectonic setting related to a west-dipping subduction system. Parts of the volcanic arc, fore-arc basin and accretionary wedge are still preserved in the orogen. From the Cambrian to Silurian, the orogen was probably island arc-related in origin. The later history of the orogen has involved strike-slip faulting and major oroclinal bending, with about 450-500 km of displacement being involved. This was followed by massive amounts of volcanism and plutonism in the Late Permian and Early Triassic. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1990

Citation


  • Korsch, R. J., Harrington, H. J., Murray, C. G., Fergusson, C. L., & Flood, P. G. (1990). Tectonics of the New England Orogen. Bulletin - Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Australia, 232, 35-52.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0025526202

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 35

End Page


  • 52

Volume


  • 232

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The New England Orogen of eastern Australia evolved during the Devonian and Carboniferous in a convergent plate margin tectonic setting related to a west-dipping subduction system. Parts of the volcanic arc, fore-arc basin and accretionary wedge are still preserved in the orogen. From the Cambrian to Silurian, the orogen was probably island arc-related in origin. The later history of the orogen has involved strike-slip faulting and major oroclinal bending, with about 450-500 km of displacement being involved. This was followed by massive amounts of volcanism and plutonism in the Late Permian and Early Triassic. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1990

Citation


  • Korsch, R. J., Harrington, H. J., Murray, C. G., Fergusson, C. L., & Flood, P. G. (1990). Tectonics of the New England Orogen. Bulletin - Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Australia, 232, 35-52.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0025526202

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 35

End Page


  • 52

Volume


  • 232

Issue


Place Of Publication