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《地质学报(英文版)》 2016-06
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Subsidence Analysis and Burial History of the Late Carboniferous to Early Jurassic Soutpansberg Basin,Limpopo Province,South Africa

Ntokozo MALAZA;LIU Ken;ZHAO Baojin;Department of Geology,University of Fort Hare;Worley Parsons,39 Melrose Boulevard,Melrose Arch;  
The subsidence history of the Soutpansberg Basin was reconstructed by a tectonic subsidence analysis coupled with backstripping calculations based on data of newly interpreted sequence boundaries. Furthermore,burial and time plots were constructed in order to understand the burial and thermal history of the basin. Input data were based on facies,lithostratigraphic models and tectonic interpretations. The studied succession is up to 1000 m and is underlain by the Achaean Limpopo Mobile Belt. The subsidence within the basin supports the primary graben system which must have been centred within the present basins,and later became a region of faulting. The subsidence and burial history curves suggests two phases of rapid subsidence during the Early-Late Permian(300–230 Ma) and Middle Triassic(215–230 Ma). The areas of greater extension subsided more rapidly during these intervals. Two slow subsidence phases are observed during the Late Triassic(215–198 Ma) and Early Jurassic(198–100 Ma). These intervals represent the post-rift thermal subsidence and are interpreted as slow flexural subsidence. Based on these observations on the subsidence curves,it is possible to infer that the first stage of positive inflexion(300 Ma) is therefore recognised as the first stage of the Soutpansberg Basin formation.
【Key Words】: Basin subsidence Karoo Supergroup Soutpansberg basin Permian-Jurassic
【Fund】: financially supported by the Coaltech Research Association and the University of Fort Hare
【CateGory Index】: P534.5
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