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Comparative characteristics of the Samarka (Sikhote-Alin) and Ultra-Tamba (Japan) terranes as grounds for correlating fragments of the Jurassic accretionary prism in two regions


Comparative data on tectono-stratigraphic complexes of the Ultra-Tamba terrane (Inner Zone of Japan) and upper structural level of the Samarka terrane in the Jurassic accretionary prism of Sikhote Alin are considered. Structural, lithological, petrographic data and age constraints characterizing rock associations of the terranes show that the latter are similar to a great extent, and consequently the Ultra-Tamba terrane can be regarded as an element of the Tamba-Mino-Ashio accretionary prism of the Jurassic but not Permian age, as it was thought earlier. The considered data substantiate confident structural correlation of both fragments of the Jurassic prism and of two regions in general.

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Original Russian Text © I.V. Kemkin, 2007, published in Stratigrafiya. Geologicheskaya Korrelyatsiya, 2007, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 95–105.

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Kemkin, I.V. Comparative characteristics of the Samarka (Sikhote-Alin) and Ultra-Tamba (Japan) terranes as grounds for correlating fragments of the Jurassic accretionary prism in two regions. Stratigr. Geol. Correl. 15, 89–99 (2007).

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Key words

  • accretionary prisms
  • terranes
  • tectono-stratigraphic units
  • accretion
  • subduction
  • oceanic sediments
  • subduction-related melange
  • Sikhote Alin
  • Japan