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Geology of North-West Borneo: Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah

By: CS Hutchison

421 pages, B/w illus, tables, maps


Hardback | Dec 2005 | #153119 | ISBN: 044451998X
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A comprehensive compilation of all aspects of the geology of Northwest Borneo and the contiguous South China and Sulu Seas. The sedimentary formations are described, their palaeontology tabulated and ages discussed. Stratigraphic charts illustrate their relationships across the whole region. Detailed geological maps of selected areas are accompanied by cross sections based on outcrop patterns and drilling and seismic data offshore. Palaeocurrent maps are presented and the palaeogeography for different ages described and sedimentary provenance discussed.


Introduction. Part A. Sarawak. Regional Tectonic Setting. I. Regional Geology Concepts. II. Palaeomagnetism of Sarawak. III. Geomorphology. IV. The Kuching Zone. V. Sibu Zone. VI. Miri Zone. VII. The Passive Continental Margin. VIII. Mineral, Petroleum and Coal Deposits. IX. Tectonic Elements and Models. Part B. Sabah. X. Introduction. XI. Geomorphology. XII. Introduction to the Stratigraphy. XIII. Sulu Sea Marginal Basin. XIV. The Ophiolitic Basement. XV. Eastern Rajang Group (Gallic to Eocene). XVI. Rajang Group (Western). XVII. Kinabatangan Group. XVIII. Crocker Formation (including the Temburong FM.). XIX. Uplift of the Crocker and Trusmadi Formations. XX. East Sabah Melanges. XXI. Tanjong Group Circular Basins. XXII. Dent Peninsula Volcanics and Pyroclastics. XXIII. Dent Group. XXIV. Semporna Peninsula Volcanism. XXV. Mount Kinabalu Granitoids. XXVI. The East Baram Delta. XXVII. Brunei Darussalam: Geological Link between Sabah and Sarawak. XXIX. Mineral Deposits. XXX. Coal Deposits. XXXI. Petroleum. References.

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