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dc.contributor.authorGardiner, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorSearle, M.
dc.contributor.authorRobb, L.
dc.contributor.authorMorley, C.
dc.identifier.citationGardiner, N. and Searle, M. and Robb, L. and Morley, C. 2015. Neo-Tethyan magmatism and metallogeny in Myanmar - An Andean analogue?. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 106: pp. 197-215.

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Plate margin tectonism, magmatic and hydrothermal processes, and the genesis of mineral deposits are intricately linked. In Myanmar two near-parallel magmatic belts, that together contain a significant proportion of that country's mineral wealth, have contrasting metallogenic endowments. The Mogok-Mandalay-Mergui Belt hosts crustal melt S-type granites with significant tin-tungsten mineralization, while the Wuntho-Popa Arc comprises I-type granites and granodiorites with copper-gold mineralization. The spatial juxtaposition of the two belts and their distinct but consistent metallogenic endowment bears strong similarities to the metallogenic belts of the South American Cordillera. Recent U-Pb age dating has shown the potential for the two belts to be near-contemporary from the Late Cretaceous to Eocene. Here we investigate whether an Andean-type setting during subduction of Neo-Tethys could explain the observed magmatism and mineralization within these two belts.

dc.titleNeo-Tethyan magmatism and metallogeny in Myanmar - An Andean analogue?
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Asian Earth Sciences
curtin.departmentDepartment of Applied Geology
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