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dc.contributor.authorWilde, Simon
dc.contributor.editorY. Dilek, H. Furnes
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:38:01Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:38:01Z
dc.date.created2015-01-29T20:00:50Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.submitted2015-02-05
dc.identifier.citationWilde, S. 2014. The Precambrian Geology of the North China Craton: A Review and Update of the Key Issues. In Evolution of Archean Crust and Early Life, ed. Y. Dilek, H. Furnes, 149-177. Netherlands: Springer.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/33587
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-007-7615-9_6
dc.description.abstract

This paper reviews current thinking with respect to the main issues concerning the nature and evolution of the North China Craton (NCC). Because literature on the NCC is so voluminous, it of necessity focuses on specific aspects that have wider applicability to the nature of Precambrian cratons in general. The assembly of the craton is examined and opposing views evaluated. The overall distribution of Precambrian rocks is placed within the favoured model for subdividing the craton, and recent advances in determining the ages of key lithological associations are presented. The more controversial topic of where the NCC was placed in the Nuna/Columbia and Rodinia supercontinents is canvassed, although no definitive conclusions can be drawn. Finally, the removal of continental lithosphere from beneath the eastern part of the craton in the Phanerozoic is briefly examined, since this phenomenon has wider implications for the global preservation of Precambrian crust.

dc.publisherSpringer
dc.titleThe Precambrian Geology of the North China Craton: A Review and Update of the Key Issues
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.dateSubmitted2015-01-30
dcterms.source.startPage149
dcterms.source.endPage177
dcterms.source.titleEvolution of Archean Crust and Early Life
dcterms.source.isbn978-94-007-7614-2
dcterms.source.placeNetherlands
dcterms.source.chapter14
curtin.digitool.pid213254
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.departmentDepartment of Applied Geology
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-SE-DAG-GG-86633
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