Structure and genesis of the Taukha Mesozoic accretionary prism (southern Sikhote-Alin, Russia)

Igor' V. KEMKIN & Raisa A. KEMKINA

en Geodiversitas 22 (4) - Pages 481-491

Published on 29 December 2000

Based on a study of several sections of the Taukha terrane in southern Sikhote-Alin comprising lithologic, structural and paleontological analysis, the structure and stratigraphy of the terrane was reconstructed. Three structural units are defined for the terrane, each with a discrete origin. Each unit consists of a paleo-oceanic plate formations gradually changing above on a section by terrigenous rocks, which are further replaced by an olistostrome. Radiolarian age data for the accretionary prism indicates that fragments of a late Devonian-Permian, Early Triassic-Late Jurassic and Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous paleo-oceanic plate were consecutively accreted into the prism.


Terrane, accretionary prism, accretion, tectonostratigraphy, radiolaria, olistostrome

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