Basin evolution within and adjacent to the Tien Shan Range, NW China

  title={Basin evolution within and adjacent to the Tien Shan Range, NW China},
  author={Mark B. Allen and B. F. Windley and Zhang Chi and Zhao Zhongyan and Wang Guang-Rei},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={369 - 378}
Two late Palaeozoic collisions produced the ancestral Tien Shan Range. Extension following the younger collision, preceded a phase of thermal subsidence associated with fluvial and lacustrine sedimentation throughout the Jurassic, Cretaceous and early Tertiary. This thermal subsidence was interrupted by renewed movement on Palaeozoic reverse faults, caused by the Mesozoic collisions at the southern margin of Asia. The India/Asia collision in the early Tertiary has produced widespread thrusting… 

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