Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 43, Supplement 1, pp 69–81 | Cite as

Identification of the island-arc magmatic zone in the Lianghe-Raofeng-Wuliba area, south Qinling and its tectonic significance

  • Lai Shaocong 
  • Zhang Guowei 
  • Yang Ruiying 


Detailed studies indicate that a typical island-arc magmatic zone exists in the Lianghe-Raofeng-Wuliba area of south Qinling. This is characterized by continental marginal andesite and bimodal volcanic rock association which was formed in a rift environment within an oceanic island-arc. The island-arc magmatic zone is the product of Devonian-Carboniferous oceanic crust subduction and rifting of Mianlue ancient oceanic basin. The presence of the island-arc magmatic zone suggests that the Mianxian-Lueyang suture zone had extended to the Bashan arcuate area. The Sunjiahe volcanic rock association of the Xixiang Group formed in a volcanic-arc setting which should have a close relationship with Mianlue suture zone.


island-arc volcanic rock association geochemistry tectonic setting south Qinling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lai Shaocong 
    • 1
  • Zhang Guowei 
    • 1
  • Yang Ruiying 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyNorthwest UniversityXi'anChina
  2. 2.Institute of High Energy PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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