Two phases of Mesozoic north-south extension in the eastern Altyn Tagh range , northern Tibetan Plateau

@inproceedings{Chen2003TwoPO,
  title={Two phases of Mesozoic north-south extension in the eastern Altyn Tagh range , northern Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Xuanhua Chen and An Yin and George E. Gehrels and Eric S. Cowgill and Marty J. Grove and Theresa M Harrison and Xiao-Feng Wang},
  year={2003}
}
[1] The >300-km long, east striking Lapeiquan fault lies in the eastern Altyn Tagh range along the northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau and was interpreted as a north dipping thrust in early studies. However, our mapping shows that the fault is a south dipping normal fault juxtaposing Archean-Proterozoic gneisses beneath an early Paleozoic volcanic and sedimentary sequence. Its dip angle varies from <30 to 60 . The central fault segment is expressed as a 30–50 m thick ductile shear zone with… CONTINUE READING

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