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Basement character and basin formation in Gorontalo Bay, Sulawesi, Indonesia: new observations from the Togian Islands

Cottam, Michael; Hall, R.; Forster, Margaret; Boudagher-Fadel, M.K.


We present a new stratigraphy for the Togian Islands, Sulawesi, and interpret the age, character and evolution of Gorontalo Bay. At its western end the bay is underlain by continental crust. The central part is underlain by Eocene to Miocene oceanic and arc rocks, although the area south of the Togian Islands could have continental crust of the Banggai-Sula microcontinent thrust beneath this and the East Arm ophiolite. Gorontalo Bay was not a significant deep bathymetric feature before the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Geological Society of London Special Publication
DOI: 10.1144/SP355.9


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