Geology of North-West Borneo
Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah
AUTHOR: Hutchison, C. S.
PUBLISHER: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
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Descriptions of the ophiolite sequences, volcanic and plutonic rocks are accompanied by tables of selected chemical analyses and geochemical plots and their tectonic significance discussed. All radiometric data are tabulated and discussed.
Regional structures and the predominantly Tertiary tectonics are described. In Sarawak the mountains are constructed of Upper Cretaceous to Lower Eocene greenschist facies shaly turbiditic Rajang Group, uplifted before the end of the Eocene. In Sabah the Western Cordillera is constructed of Eocene to Lower Miocene sandy turbidite uplifted in the Late Miocene and Pliocene. Miocene intrusion of Mount Kinabalu and uplift of the Cordillera is related to collision at the Northwest Borneo Trough. Gold, antimony, mercury and copper deposits are described and the tectonic setting of oil and gas deposits discussed.
* Correlation tables, descriptions and ages of all major sedimentary formations of Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah
* Petrology, geochemistry and ages of all volcanic and plutonic formations of North West Borneo and their tectonic significance
* Economic geology including the geological setting of offshore oil and gas deposits
PUBLICATION DATE: 10/24/2005