Possible links between the development of Plio-Pleistocene coral reef limestones and thrust migration in southwestern Taiwan

Shou Yeh Gong*, Tung Yi Lee, Jong Chang Wu, Shi Wei Wang, Kenn Ming Yang

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    摘要

    The southwestern Taiwan is part of a Plio-Pleistocene foreland basin filled with thick siliciclastic sediments. Embedded in these sequences are several lenticular reef limestones which are characterized by: (1) a rapid transition from underlying deep-water siliciclastic mudstones upward to reef limestones, (2) a lateral interfingering with deep-water siliciclastics, (3) an overlay of terrestrial deposits or of no other strata, implying an emergence above sea level since the reef formation, and (4) a location closely associated with anticlines. The authors propose that the majority of the Pleistocene reef limestones in southwestern Taiwan, including the Tudikungchi, Takangshan, Hsiaokangshan, Panpingshan and Kaohsiung Limestones, were deposited on local structural highs formed by thrust-induced anticlinal ridges that resulted from the cratonward migration of the orogen. They also speculate that the overall age-spatial distributions of these reef limestones could possibly represent thrust-front migration of the foreland basin.

    原文英語
    頁(從 - 到)151-166
    頁數16
    期刊Journal of the Geological Society of China
    39
    發行號2
    出版狀態已發佈 - 1996 四月 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 地質學

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