Turbidite facies in an ancient subduction complex: Torlesse terrane, New Zealand

Geo-Marine Letters
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The Torlesse terrane of New Zealand is an ancient subduction complex consisting of deformed turbidite-facies rocks. These are mainly thick-bedded sandstone (facies B and C) with subordinate mudstone (facies D and E), comparable to inner- and middle-fan deposits of a submarine fan. Strata were deposited in trench-floor and trench-slope settings that received sandy sediment from slope-cutting submarine canyons. The dominance of sandstone suggests that some mudstone may have been selectively subducted. Construction of a detailed sediment dispersal model is not possible because tectonic deformation has largely destroyed original facies relationships and paleocurrent patterns. ?? 1984 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Turbidite facies in an ancient subduction complex: Torlesse terrane, New Zealand
Series title Geo-Marine Letters
DOI 10.1007/BF02462470
Volume 3
Issue 2-4
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geo-Marine Letters
First page 211
Last page 216
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