back-arc basin


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back-arc basin

[′bak‚ärk ‚bās·ən]
(geology)
The region (small ocean basin) between an island arc and the continental mainland formed during oceanic plate subduction, containing sediment eroded from both.
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This belt represents areas that have a higher chance of developing styles of subduction-related mineralization such as porphyry copper, epithermal gold and potentially even back-arc basin volcanogenic massive sulphides.
Back-Arc Basin Signatures from the Sheeted Dykes of Muslim Bagh Ophiolite Complex, Balochistan, Pakistan.
Morphological and anatomical studies on a new lepetodrilacean limpet (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia) from hydrothermal vents at the Manus Back-Arc Basin (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea).
gather together 10 papers and three case studies that study the geological, biological, chemical, and physical interactions that occur along back-arc basin spreading centers.
The way the geology works in a back-arc basin is different from in a mid-ocean spreading center.
Kirsten McLaughlin, Sandra Barr and co-workers detail the age, chemistry, and tectonic setting of the Moosehorn plutonic suite, a diverse assemblage of co-magmatic plutons, which likely originated in an extensional, back-arc basin environment.
a new mesogastropod (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) from hydrothermal vents in the Manus back-arc basin (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea).
Between these, two eruptive belts developed: the Faja Eruptiva de la Puna Occidental and the Faja Eruptiva de la Puna Oriental, separated by a back-arc basin (Fig.
The property is hosted in a felsic-siliciclastic rock sequence indicating a volcanic back-arc basin environment of deposition.
We conclude thus the Zangpo ophiolite zone has tectonic affinity of back-arc basin with its spasmodical juvenile oceanic crust.
Fiji Back-Arc 16[degrees]-18[degrees]S, Basin 173[degrees]-179[degrees]W Lau Back-Arc Basin 22[degrees]S, 176[degrees]W Mariana Back-Arc Basin 18[degrees]S, 144[degrees]E Indian Ocean Triple Junction Kairei mussel field 25[degrees]S, 70[degrees]E Southwest Pacific No.
After accretion of the Victoria-Exploits arc, deformation related to closure of the Exploits back-arc basin to the east juxtaposed both sides of the basin along the Dog Bay Line (Fig.