Paleozoic intraplate escape tectonics in Gondwanaland and major strike-slip duplication in the Lachlan orogen of Southeastern Australia

R. A. Glen, E. Scheibner, A. H. M. Vandenberg

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Abstract

Intraplate tectonic escape along the eastern margin of Gondwanaland in Late Silurian to Middle Devonian time was caused by the eastward movement of Antarctica along a major intraplate tear. Resulting collisions caused a crustal block from the southern part of the Lachlan orogen of southeastern Australia to become detached from its lower lithosphere and escape to the northwest as a crustal flake. This escaping block then became incorporated into the western part of the Lachlan orogen as a separate terrane. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-798
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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