The Phuket-Slate Belt terrane: tectonic evolution and strike-slip emplacement of a major terrane on the Sundaland margin of Thailand and Myanmar. / Ridd, Michael; Watkinson, Ian.

In: Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 124, 2013, p. 994-1010.

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The Phuket-Slate Belt terrane can be traced for 1700 km from Phuket to Mandalay. It is characterized by very thick Early Permian diamictite and was emplaced by dextral strike-slip faulting in the Late Cretaceous–Palaeogene. Southwards the bounding-fault system extends to Sumatra and aligns with the restored proto-Indian-Ocean India–Australia transform when Greater India was moving towards its collision with Eurasia. This coupling with the north-going India plate resulted in up to about 450 km of dextral shift on the terrane’s bounding fault system. Post-emplacement sinistral movement on the crosscutting Mae Ping and Three Pagodas Faults resulted in the terrane’s present outline.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-1010
JournalProceedings of the Geologists' Association
Publication statusPublished - 2013
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