Geological – tectonic framework of Solomon Islands , SW Pacific : crustal accretion and growth within an intra-oceanic setting

@inproceedings{Petterson1999GeologicalT,
  title={Geological – tectonic framework of Solomon Islands , SW Pacific : crustal accretion and growth within an intra-oceanic setting},
  author={Marilyn Petterson and T. Babbs and Clive R. Neal and J. Je rey Mahoney and Andrew D. Saunders and Robert A. K. Duncan and Dr. V. Tolia and R. Magu and C. Qopoto and H. Mahoa and D. Natogga},
  year={1999}
}
The Solomon Islands are a complex collage of crustal units or terrains (herein termed the ‘Solomon block’) which have formed and accreted within an intra-oceanic environment since Cretaceous times. Predominantly Cretaceous basaltic basement sequences are divided into: (1) a plume-related Ontong Java Plateau terrain (OJPT) which includes Malaita, Ulawa, and northern Santa Isabel; (2) a ‘normal’ ocean ridge related South Solomon MORB terrain (SSMT) which includes Choiseul and Guadalcanal; and (3… CONTINUE READING
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