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    Provenance study of the Lubok Antu M elange from the Lupar valley, West Sarawak, Borneo: implications for the closure of eastern Meso-Tethys?

    Zhao, Q. and Yan, Y. and Zhu, Z. and Carter, Andrew and Clift, P.D. and Hassan, M.H.A. and Yao, D. and Aziz, J.H.A. (2021) Provenance study of the Lubok Antu M elange from the Lupar valley, West Sarawak, Borneo: implications for the closure of eastern Meso-Tethys? Chemical Geology 581 (120514), ISSN 0009-2541.

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    Abstract

    The Lubok Antu M´elange is exposed along one of the most important tectonic lineaments, the Lupar Line in Sarawak, Borneo. However, the depositional age of the Lubok Antu M´elange is poorly known, and no provenance studies have been conducted so far. Here, we use geochemical, Nd isotopic and detrital zircon U–Pb analyses of samples from the Lubok Antu M´elange to constrain provenance and routing in order to better understand Borneo’s evolution history. Bulk rock geochemistry reveals that the Lubok Antu M´elange was deposited in a continental arc setting related to the Paleo-Pacific subduction margin. New U–Pb detrital zircon data suggest that the maximum depositional age for the Lubok Antu M´elange is ca. 115 to 105 Ma. The Lubok Antu M´elange with a strongest Jurassic peak is interpreted to be sourced from the Mesozoic continental arc related to the Paleo-Pacific subduction, with contributions from West Borneo, the Malay Peninsula and possibly Sumatra. Compared with the detrital zircon data of the uppermost Cretaceous sedimentary rocks in Sarawak, our study records a change in source in the latest Cretaceous from erosion of basement magmatic rocks of the Paleo-Pacific subduction-related arc that was probably located offshore of what is now South Vietnam and West Borneo, to the Schwaner Mountains arc of SW Borneo. This indicates that the rapid uplift and exhumation of the Schwaner Mountains could have initiated in the latest Cretaceous, which may imply the arrival of SW Borneo and the closure of the eastern Meso-Tethys at that time.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Institute of
    Depositing User: Andy Carter
    Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 10:05
    Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 02:23
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45056

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