Tectonic evolution of the Lachlan Orogen, southeast Australia: Historical review, data synthesis and modern perspectives

  title={Tectonic evolution of the Lachlan Orogen, southeast Australia: Historical review, data synthesis and modern perspectives},
  author={David Richard Gray and David A. Foster},
  journal={Australian Journal of Earth Sciences},
  pages={773 - 817}
  • D. Gray, D. Foster
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Geology
  • Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
The Lachlan Orogen,like many other orogenic belts,has undergone paradigm shifts from geosynclinal to plate-tectonic theory of evolution over the past 40 years. Initial plate-tectonic interpretations were based on lithologic associations and recognition of key plate-tectonic elements such as andesites and palaeo-subduction complexes. Understanding and knowledge of modern plate settings led to the application of actualistic models and the development of palaeogeographical reconstructions… 

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