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Occurrence of an Alaskan-type complex in the Middle Tianshan Massif, Central Asian Orogenic Belt: Inferences from petrological and mineralogical studies

Su, Ben-Xun; Qin, Ke-Zhang; Sakyi, Patrick Asamoah; Malaviarachchi, Sanjeewa; Liu, Pingping; Tang, Dong-Mei; Xiao, Qing-Hua; Sun, He; Ma, Yuguang; Mao, Qian


The Xiadong mafic-ultramafic complex lies in the central part of the Middle Tianshan Massif (MTM), along the southern margin of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB). This complex is composed of dunite, hornblende (Hbl) clinopyroxenite, hornblendite, and Hbl gabbro. These rocks are characterized by adcumulated textures and variable alteration. Orthopyroxene is an extremely rare mineral in all rock units and plagioclase is absent in dunite and Hbl clinopyroxenite. Hbl, Fe-chromite, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Geology Review
DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2010.543009


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