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Depositional environments and tectonic controls on the coal-bearing Lower to Middle Jurassic Yan'an Formation, southern Ordos Basin, China

January 1, 1989

This nonmarine interior basin developed on the North China-Korean platform following the Late Triassic Indochina orogeny and, for a time, contained a large freshwater lake prior to being uplifted into its present form at the close of the Mesozoic. Because of the tectonic influence on peat accumulation, coal beds thin and merge toward anticlines and thicken and split toward synclines. -from Authors

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Publication Year 1989
Title Depositional environments and tectonic controls on the coal-bearing Lower to Middle Jurassic Yan'an Formation, southern Ordos Basin, China
DOI
Authors E. A. Johnson, Liu Shu, Zhang Yonglin
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geology
Series Number
Index ID 70015305
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization