Kinematics of the Paparoa Metamorphic Core Complex, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Abstract

The Paparoa Metamorphic Core Complex developed in the Mid-Cretaceous due to continental extension conditioning the crust for the eventual breakup of the Gondwana Pacific Margin, which separated Australia and New Zealand. It has two detachment systems: the top-NE-displacing Ohika Detachment at the northern end of the complex and the top-SW-displacing Pike Detachment at the southern end of the complex. The structure is rather unusual for core complexes worldwide, which are commonly characterised by a single detachment system

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http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/5459

Description
TitleKinematics of the Paparoa Metamorphic Core Complex, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand
AuthorSchulte, Daniel
Date2011
Degree LevelMaster of Science
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
FocusStructural geology
Keywordsgranite; Paparoa Metamorphic Core Complex; thermochronology; fission track dating; volcanic complex
LocalityPaparoa Range; New Zealand