Thermal history of the periphery of the Junggar Basin, Northwestern China

Organic Geochemistry
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Abstract

Geochemical analysis of rock core samples show that the basin periphery has experienced low thermal stress; present-day heat flows are in the range of 25–35 mW/m2 and have not been significantly higher than the worldwide mean of approx. 63 mW/m2 since the mid-Permian. Present day heat flows were determined from corrected borehole temperatures and rock thermal conductivities. Paleo-heat flows were determined by first-order reaction kinetic modeling of several geochemical paleothermometers (vitrinite reflectance, clay mineral diagenesis and relative proportions of sterane and hopane biological marker diastereomers).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Thermal history of the periphery of the Junggar Basin, Northwestern China
Series title Organic Geochemistry
DOI 10.1016/0146-6380(94)90201-1
Volume 21
Issue 3-4
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 13 p.
First page 393
Last page 405
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