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South Pacific Sedimentary Basins

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Series: Sedimentary Basins of the World Series Volume: 2

Edited By: PF Ballance


Hardback | Dec 1993 | #30460 | ISBN: 0444882871
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Sedimentary basins contain most of the extant record of the earth's history, and they provide us with most of our earth-sourced raw materials. Therefore their study is both scientifically and economically important. This book gives a comprehensive coverage of sedimentary basins in the New Zealand region. Comprizing 21 chapters by 32 authors, it discusses sedimentary basins ranging in age from Permian to Quaternary. The chapters are process- and topic-oriented. Three distinct basin-forming periods are covered: 1) Permian through Jurassic arc-related terranes; 2) Mid-Cretaceous through Oligocene extensional basins; 3) Neogene convergent margin basins. Resource scientists investigating sedimentary basins and all researchers working on basin-related topics will find this volume of interest.


Part 1 Basins related to permian-to-early cretaceous convergence on the Gondwana margin: geology and geochemistry of the Caples Terrane, Otago, New Zealand - compositional variations near a Permo-Triassic arc margin, B.P. Roser et al; the Murihiku arc-related basin of New Zealand (Triassic-Jurassic), P.F. Ballance and J.D. Campbell. Part 2 Basins related to cretaceous-to-paleogene extension: cretaceous continental rifts - New Zealand region, M.G. Laird; sedimentary evolution of the bounty through - a cretaceous Rift Basin, southwestern Pacific Ocean, L. Carter and R.M. Carter; the bounty trough - basement structure influences on sedimentary basin evolution, B. Davy; the Paleo-Pacific, post-subduction, passive margin thermal relaxation sequence (late Cretaceous-Paleogene) of the drifting New Zealand continent, P.F. Ballance; the tempestuous 10 million year life of a double arc and intra-arc basin - New Zealand's Northland basin in the early Miocene, B.W. Hayward; volcano-tectonic controls on sedimentation in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand, R.C.M. Smith et al. Part 3 Basins related to Neogene convergence: the Tonga Frontal-Arc basin, D.R. Tappin; the New Zealand Neogene forearc basins, P.F. Ballance; Southern Havre trough-bay of plenty, (New Zealand) - structure and seismic stratigraphy of an active back-arc basin complex, I.C. Wright; crustal dynamics associated with the formation of Wanganui basin, New Zealand, T.A. Stern et al; the emerging, imbricate frontal wedge of the Hikurangi margin, K.B. Lewis, J.R. Pettinga; Cenozoic basins adjacent to an evolving transform plate boundary, southwest New Zealand, R.J. Norris and I.M. Turnbull; a subsiding platform adjacent to a plate boundary transpression zone - Neogene of Canterbury, New Zealand, B.D. Field and G.H. Browne; regression-related coal-bearing sequences in the Neogene of New Zealand - relation to the developing alpine fault transform, P.J. Crosdale; Hauraki rift - a young, active, intra-continental rift in a back-arc setting, M.P. Hochstein and P.F. Ballance. Part 4 Individual basins with dual histories - cretaceous-to-paleogene extension followed by Neogene convergence: cretaceous-tertiary sedimentation and implied tectonic controls on the structural evolution of Taranaki basin, New Zealand, J.A. Palmer and P.B. Andrews; the Chatham rise, New Zealand, R.A. Wood and R.H. Herzer; the Challenger Plateau, R. Wood; depositional and tectonic history of the Great South Basin, J.M. Beggs; references index; subject index.

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