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African J. of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.477, h-index: 39)
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Aging Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 4.374, h-index: 95)
Agribusiness : an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.627, h-index: 14)
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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Anthropologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152, SJR: 0.951, h-index: 61)
American Business Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 17)
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American J. of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.761, h-index: 77)
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American J. of Industrial Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.993, h-index: 85)
American J. of Medical Genetics Part A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.115, h-index: 61)
American J. of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.771, h-index: 107)
American J. of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics     Partially Free   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.315, h-index: 79)
American J. of Physical Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.41, h-index: 88)
American J. of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 300, SJR: 5.101, h-index: 114)
American J. of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 63)
American J. of Reproductive Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.347, h-index: 75)
American J. of Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.792, h-index: 140)
American J. on Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.843, h-index: 57)
Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 146, SJR: 1.404, h-index: 88)
Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 18)
Analytic Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia: J. of Veterinary Medicine Series C     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 27)
Anatomical Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.633, h-index: 24)
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Angewandte Chemie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 175)
Angewandte Chemie Intl. Edition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 238, SJR: 6.229, h-index: 397)
Animal Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.576, h-index: 62)
Animal Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 67)
Animal Science J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.569, h-index: 24)
Annalen der Physik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.46, h-index: 40)
Annals of Anthropological Practice     Partially Free   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 5)
Annals of Applied Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.816, h-index: 56)
Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery     Open Access  
Annals of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.191, h-index: 67)
Annals of Neurology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 5.584, h-index: 241)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.531, h-index: 38)
Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.336, h-index: 23)
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.389, h-index: 189)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annual Review of Information Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Anthropology & Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.72, h-index: 31)
Anthropology & Humanism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.137, h-index: 3)
Anthropology News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anthropology of Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 5)
Anthropology of Work Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.256, h-index: 5)
Anthropology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94, SJR: 0.545, h-index: 15)
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Anz J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.432, h-index: 59)
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.855, h-index: 73)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74, SJR: 0.754, h-index: 69)
Applied Organometallic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 58)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 170, SJR: 1.023, h-index: 64)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 13)
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 24)
Aquaculture Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.025, h-index: 55)
Aquaculture Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.807, h-index: 60)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.047, h-index: 57)
Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.453, h-index: 11)
Archaeological Prospection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.922, h-index: 21)
Archaeology in Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.745, h-index: 18)
Archaeometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.809, h-index: 48)
Archeological Papers of The American Anthropological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 2)
Architectural Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 9)
Archiv der Pharmazie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 43)
Archives of Drug Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.768, h-index: 54)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.938, h-index: 57)
Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 273, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 13)
Arthritis & Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.984, h-index: 20)
Arthritis Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.256, h-index: 114)
Artificial Organs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.872, h-index: 60)
ASHE Higher Education Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 329, SJR: 0.494, h-index: 19)
Asia Pacific Viewpoint     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.616, h-index: 26)
Asia-Pacific J. of Chemical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Asia-pacific J. of Clinical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 14)
Asia-Pacific J. of Financial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.241, h-index: 7)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 7)
Asian Economic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 21)
Asian Economic Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 12)
Asian J. of Control     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.862, h-index: 34)
Asian J. of Endoscopic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.394, h-index: 7)
Asian J. of Organic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.443, h-index: 19)
Asian J. of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 37)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 7)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.318, h-index: 5)
Asian-pacific Economic Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.168, h-index: 15)
Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Astronomische Nachrichten     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.701, h-index: 40)
Atmospheric Science Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.332, h-index: 27)
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.095, h-index: 66)
Austral Entomology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 28)
Australasian J. of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.714, h-index: 40)
Australasian J. On Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 22)
Australian & New Zealand J. of Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.275, h-index: 28)
Australian Accounting Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.709, h-index: 14)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Family Therapy (ANZJFT)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.382, h-index: 12)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 49)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.82, h-index: 62)
Australian Dental J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.482, h-index: 46)
Australian Economic History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 12)
Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.23, h-index: 9)
Australian Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.357, h-index: 21)
Australian Endodontic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.513, h-index: 24)
Australian J. of Agricultural and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.765, h-index: 36)
Australian J. of Grape and Wine Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.879, h-index: 56)
Australian J. of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 14)
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Australian J. of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.43, h-index: 34)
Australian Occupational Therapy J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 29)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 31)
Australian Veterinary J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.459, h-index: 45)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.126, h-index: 39)
Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.371, h-index: 29)
Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 70)
Basic and Applied Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 4)
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.54, h-index: 60)
Bauphysik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 5)
Bauregelliste A, Bauregelliste B Und Liste C     Hybrid Journal  
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Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.11, h-index: 5)
Beton- und Stahlbetonbau     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.493, h-index: 14)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 26)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.568, h-index: 64)
Bioengineering & Translational Medicine     Open Access  
BioEssays     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.104, h-index: 155)
Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 39)
Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.725, h-index: 56)
Biological J. of the Linnean Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 90)
Biological Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 6.469, h-index: 114)
Biologie in Unserer Zeit (Biuz)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.12, h-index: 1)
Biology of the Cell     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.812, h-index: 69)
Biomedical Chromatography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 49)
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Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 1.906, h-index: 96)
Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.715, h-index: 44)
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Biotechnology and Bioengineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 160, SJR: 1.633, h-index: 146)
Biotechnology J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.185, h-index: 51)
Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.736, h-index: 101)
Biotropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.374, h-index: 71)
Bipolar Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.592, h-index: 100)
Birth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.763, h-index: 64)
Birth Defects Research Part A : Clinical and Molecular Teratology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.727, h-index: 77)
Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.468, h-index: 47)
Birth Defects Research Part C : Embryo Today : Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.513, h-index: 55)

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Journal Cover Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition)
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  • Message from the Editor-in-Chief
    • PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:26.377123-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13440
  • Congratulation for six Members of Our Editorial Board were Selected as
           Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academician of Chinese
           Academy of Engineering in 2017
    • PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:25.764892-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13438
  • New Editor-in-Chief Professor Degan SHU
    • PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.690301-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13439
  • List of members of the Editorial Board
    • PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.401782-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13442
  • Associate Editors-in-Chief
    • PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:21.445386-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13441
  • Early Cretaceous Palynological Assemblages of the Shuangliao Fault
           Depression, Songliao Basin and their Geological Implications
    • Authors: Chenglong WANG; Meisheng ZHANG, Xiaobo LI, Yini WANG
      Pages: 1949 - 1963
      Abstract: The pollen and spores found in the Early Cretaceous strata of two cores from the Shuangliao Fault Depression were studied systematically, and two palynological assemblages have been recognized. Assemblage I from the Yingcheng Formation is named Paleoconiferus-Pinuspollenites; the assemblage is characterized by an extremely high content of Paleoconifer pollen. Assemblage II from Member 1 of the Denglouku Formation is named Cicatricosisporites-Cyathidites-Pinuspollenites; the assemblage is characterized by the abundant presence of Laevigati spores, but less Paleoconifer pollen. According to the palynological data and zircon U-Pb dating, the geological age of the Yingcheng Formation is thought to be Aptian-Albian, and that of the Denglouku Formation is thought to be Early Albian. On the basis of the composition of each assemblage, we can infer that during the depositional period of the Yingcheng Formation, the paleovegetation was mainly conifer forest, the paleoclimate was consistent with the temperate climate of today, and the paleoenvironment was humid feature. During the depositional period of Member 1 of the Denglouku Formation, the paleovegetation was mainly conifer forest and shrubs, the paleoclimate was consistent with the subtropical climate of today, and the paleoenvironment was humid. The results significantly improve our understanding of the stratigraphy in the Shuangliao Fault Depression, provide biostratigraphic evidence for the division and correlation of Early Cretaceous strata in the Shuangliao Fault Depression, and provide new data for analyzing paleovegetation and paleoclimate in the Songliao Basin.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:23.606095-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13443
  • Early Eocene Radiolarian Fauna from the Sangdanlin, Southern Tibet:
           Constraints on the Timing of Initial India-Asia Collision
    • Authors: Tianyang WANG; Guobiao LI, Xinfa LI, Xiaolu NIU
      Pages: 1964 - 1977
      Abstract: This is a new report on the early Eocene radiolarian fauna from the Sangdanlin section in the Gyirong region, along the southern margin of the Yarlung Zangbo Suture Zone. The Sangdanlin section measured in this study is divided into three lithostratigraphic units from bottom to top: the Zongzhuo, Sangdanlin, and Zheya formations. Abundant radiolarian fossils were obtained from the Sangdanlin section and 54 species of 30 genera were identified and assigned as follows: Cryptamphorella conara-C. macropora the late Cretaceous Zone and Amphisphaera coronate, Buryella tetradica-Bekoma campechensis, and B. bidartensis-B. divaricata the Paleocene-early Eocene Interval Zones. The Paleocene-early Eocene radiolarian zones are comparable to the radiolarian zones RP4-RP8 in New Zealand. Based on the data of radiolaria and lithofacies, it is suggested that the Zongzhuo Formation should be deposited along the base of the north-facing, continental slope of the Greater Indian continental margin, and the Sangdanlin Formation should be a deep marine, sedimentary sequence located in a foreland basin. The early Eocene radiolarian fauna in the Sangdanlin Formation constrains the initial age of the India-Asia collision to no later than 53.6 Ma.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:25.298218-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13444
  • The Trace Element Distribution Patterns of Ediacaran-Early Cambrian Black
           Shales and the Origin of Selenium in the Guangning Area, Western Guangdong
           Province, South China
    • Authors: Xinglei TIAN; Kunli LUO, Andrew V. ZUZA
      Pages: 1978 - 1991
      Abstract: The Ediacaran and early Cambrian black shales are widespread across the South China Craton (Yangtze and Cathaysia blocks). However, the trace element distribution patterns of the Ediacaran and early Cambrian black shales in the Cathaysia Block are still unclear. In this study, thirty-four black shale samples in the Lechangxia Group (Ediacaran) and thirteen black shale samples in the lower Bacun Group (early Cambrian) from Guangning area, western Guangdong Province, South China, were analyzed for major and trace elements concentrations. Compared to the upper continental crust, the Ediacaran black shales exhibit strongly enriched Se, Ga, and As with enrichment factor values (EF) higher than 10, significantly enriched Bi and Rb (10>EF>5), weakly enriched Mo, Ba, Cs, V, In, Be, Tl, and Th (5>EF>2), normal U, Cr, Cd, Sc, Pb, Cu, and Li (2>EF>0.5), and depleted Ni, Zn, Sr, and Co. Early Cambrian black shales display strongly enriched Se, Ga, and As, significantly enriched Ba, Bi, and Rb, weakly enriched Mo, Cs, Cd, V, U, Be, In, and Tl, normal Sc, Th, Cr, Li, Cu, Ni, and Pb and depleted Co, Zn, and Sr. Moreover, Se is the most enriched trace element in the Ediacaran and early Cambrian black shales: concentrations vary from 0.25 to 30.09 ppm and 0.54 to 5.01 ppm, and averaging 4.84 and 1.72 ppm, with average EF values of 96.87 and 34.32, for the Ediacaran and early Cambrian shales respectively. The average concentration of Se in the Ediacaran black shales is 2.8 times higher than that of early Cambrian black shales. Se contents in the Ediacaran and early Cambrian black shales exhibit significant variation (P = 0.03). Provenance analysis showed that Se contents of both the Ediacaran and early Cambrian black shales were without detrital provenance and volcanoclastic sources, but of hydrothermal origin. The deep sources of Se and the presence of pyrite may explain the higher Se contents in the Ediacaran black shales. Similar with the Se-rich characteristics of the contemporaneous black shales in the south Qingling Mountain and Yangtze block, the Ediacaran and early Cambrian black shales in Guangning area, Cathaysia, are also enriched in Se, which may provide a clue for looking for the selenium-rich resources in western Guangdong Province.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:26.610558-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13445
  • Tectonic Setting of the Kadiri Schist Belt, Andhra Pradesh, India
    • Authors: Sukanta GOSWAMI; Pradeep K. UPADHYAY, Purnajit BHATTACHARJEE, Malaiandi G. MURUGAN
      Pages: 1992 - 2006
      Abstract: Plate tectonic activity has played a critical role in the development of petrotectonic associations in the Kadiri schist belt. The calc alkaline association of basalt, andesite, dacite and rhyolite (BADR) is the signature volcanic rock suite of the convergent margin. The N-S belt has gone below the unconformity plane of Cuddapah sediments. In the northern part geochemical and structural attributes of the Kadiri greenstone belt is studied along with microscopic observations of selected samples. Harker diagram plots of major elements generally indicate a liquid line of descent from a common source, such that BADR rocks are derived from a common parent magma of basaltic to andesitic composition. These calc-alkaline volcanic rocks are formed at convergent margins where more silicic rocks represent more highly fractionated melt. All the litho-units of this greenstone belt indicate crush and strain effects. The stretched pebbles in the deformed volcanic matrix with tectonite development along with associated greenschist facies metamorphism, alteration and hydration is remarkable. Flow foliation plane with N-S strike and very low angle (5° to 10°) easterly dip and N-S axial planar schistosity formed due to later phase isoclinal folding can be clearly identified in the field. Basic intrusives are quite common in the surrounding area. All the observations including the field setting and geochemistry clearly demonstrate ocean-continent subduction as the tectonic environment of the study area.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:25.821325-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13446
  • Simulation of Paleotectonic Stress Fields and Distribution Prediction of
           Tectonic Fractures at the Hudi Coal Mine, Qinshui Basin
    • Authors: Huihuang FANG; Shuxun SANG, Jilin WANG, Shiqi LIU, Wei JU
      Pages: 2007 - 2023
      Abstract: Study on tectonic fractures based on the inversion of tectonic stress fields is an effective method. In this study, a geological model was set up based on geological data from the Hudi Coal Mine, Qinshui Basin, a mechanical model was established under the condition of rock mechanics and geostress, and the finite element method was used to simulate the paleotectonic stress field. Based on the Griffith and Mohr-Coulomb criterion, the distribution of tectonic fractures in the Shanxi Formation during the Indosinian, Yanshanian, and Himalayan period can be predicted with the index of comprehensive rupture rate. The results show that the acting force of the Pacific Plate and the India Plate to the North China Plate formed the direction of principal stress is N-S, NW - SE, and NE - SW, respectively, in different periods in the study area. Changes in the direction and strength of the acting force led to the regional gradients of tectonic stress magnitude, which resulted in an asymmetrical distribution state of the stress conditions in different periods. It is suggested that the low-stress areas are mainly located in the fault zones and extend along the direction of the fault zones. Furthermore, the high-stress areas are located in the junction of fold belts and the binding site of multiple folds. The development of tectonic fractures was affected by the distribution of stress intensity and the tectonic position of folds and faults, which resulted in some developed areas with level I and II. There are obvious differences in the development of tectonic fractures in the fold and fault zones and the anticline and syncline structure at the same fold zones. The tectonic fractures of the Shanxi Formation during the Himalayan period are more developed than those during the Indosinian and Yanshanian period due to the superposition of the late tectonic movement to the early tectonic movement and the differences in the magnitude and direction of stress intensity.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.250638-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13447
  • Geochemistry, Geochronology and Lu-Hf Isotopes of Peraluminous Granitic
           Porphyry from the Walegen Au Deposit, West Qinling Terrane
    • Authors: Xianqing GUO; Zhen YAN, Jonathan C. AITCHISON, Changlei FU, Zongqi WANG
      Pages: 2024 - 2040
      Abstract: Walegen Au deposit is closely correlated with granitic intrusions of Triassic age, which are composed of granite and quartz porphyries. Both granite porphyry and quartz porphyry consist of quartz, feldspar and muscovite as primary minerals. Weakly peraluminous granite porphyry (A/ CNK=1.10–1.15) is enriched in LREE, depleted in HREE with Nb-Ta-Ti anomalies, and displays subduction-related geochemistry. Quartz porphyry is strongly peraluminous (A/CNK=1.64–2.81) with highly evolved components, characterized by lower TiO2, REE contents, Mg#, K/Rb, Nb/Ta, Zr/Hf ratios and higher Rb/Sr ratios than the granite porphyry. REE patterns of quartz porphyry exhibit lanthanide tetrad effect, resulting from mineral fractionation or participation of fluids with enriched F and Cl. LA-ICP-MS zircon U-Pb dating indicates quartz porphyry formed at 233±3 Ma. The ages of relict zircons from Triassic magmatic rocks match well with the detrital zircons from regional area. In addition, ∊Hf(t) values of Triassic magmatic zircons from the granite and quartz porphyries are –14.2 to –9.1 (with an exception of +4.1) and –10.8 to –8.6 respectively, indicating a crustal-dominant source. Regionally, numerous Middle Triassic granitoids were previously reported to be formed under the consumption of Paleotethyan Ocean. These facts indicate that the granitic porphyries from Walegen Au deposit may have been formed in the processes of the closing of Paleotethyan Ocean, which could correlate with the arc-related magmatism in the Kunlun orogen to the west and the Qinling orogen to the east.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:23.017957-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13448
  • Archean-Paleoproterozoic Lithospheric Mantle at the Northern Margin of the
           North China Craton Represented by Tectonically Exhumed Peridotites
    • Authors: Wei TIAN; Shuangyue WANG, Fenglin LIU, Zhuyin CHU, Bin WANG, Mimi CHEN, Jennifer PRICHARD
      Pages: 2041 - 2057
      Abstract: Tectonically emplaced peridotites from North Hebei Province, North China Craton, have retained an original harzburgite mineral assemblage of olivine (54%–58%) + orthopyroxene (40%–46%) +minor clinopyroxene (
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:25.552397-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13449
  • Indo–Chinese Magmatic Activity in the Duobaoshan District of
           Heilongjiang Province and Its Geological Significance
    • Authors: Yun LI; Xiaoyu HOU, Bo YANG, Yuanyi ZHAO, Long CHEN
      Pages: 2058 - 2077
      Abstract: The Duobaoshan ore concentration area, located in Nenjiang County of Heilongjiang Province, is an important porphyry Cu-Mo ore concentration area in China, which is characterized by complex magmatic activities and multi-phase overprinting metallogenesis. On the basis of field geological observation, systematic sampling, in-lab analysis and the metallogenic regularity in the Xiang'an-Mongolian metallogenic belt, this work carried out high-precision dating and geochemical analysis on the Yuejin, 173-kilometer and Wolihedingzi rock bodies. These rock bodies are renamed monzonitic granite and their consistent age (238 Ma) show that they were formed not in Variscan but in Indosinian. Therefore, it is inferred that the ore spots formed in the potassium silicate and sericite alteration zones of the rock mass also belong to Indosinian. In addition, we collected granodiorite from the Tongshan mining pit, and its zircon age is 223.1±2.8 Ma and the Cu content of the sample is high. The Tongshan mineralization is inferred to undergo the superimposition of Indosinian diagenetic mineralization. The age of the granodiorite porphyry related to copper-molybdenum mineralization in the Xiaoduobaoshan area is 222.1±5.5 Ma, and the earlier age of granodiorite is 471.8±7.4 Ma, indicating that the initial magmatic activities belong to the Duobaoshan porphyry system in the Caledonian period. The geochemical characteristics of the Indosinian rock samples show continental arc features, with reference to tectonic-magmatic activities of the whole Daxing'anling area. We consider that the magmatic activities and mineralization of the Indosinian period are affected by the southward subduction of Okhotsk Ocean since Late Permian. By combining the mineralization rules of Daxinganling area and the structural systems of Duobaoshan ore concentration area, we divide two rock-mineralization belts in this area including the Yuejin-Duobaoshan-Tongshan belt and 173-kilometer-Xiaoduobaoshan-Wolihedingzi belt, which are distributed nearly parallel along the NW-trending fractures and show similar geotectonic settings and the timing of the magmatic activities. It is favorable for discovering porphyry Cu-Mo deposits in these two metallogenic belts, especially in the Yuejin, 173-kilometer and Wolihedingzi areas where less research work has been made.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:21.79391-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13450
  • Geological and Geochemical Constraints on the Newly Discovered Yangchongli
           Gold Deposit in Tongling Region, Lower Yangtze Metallogenic Belt
    • Authors: Liu'an DUAN; Huangling GU, Xiaoyong YANG
      Pages: 2078 - 2108
      Abstract: The newly discovered Yangchongli gold deposit is a unique independent gold deposit in the Tongling ore-cluster region controlled by the tectonic alteration firstly discovered in the Lower Yangtze Metallogenic Belt (LYMB). The host magmatic rocks mainly consist of monzodiorite and K-feldspar granite. The LA-ICP-MS U-Pb zircons dating yielded weighted mean 206Pb/238U ages of 140.7 ± 1.8 Ma and 126.4 ± 1.2 Ma for the monzodiorite and K-feldspar granite, respectively. Monzodiorites are enriched in Sr, Ba, Rb, and depleted in Y, Yb with high Sr/Y and La/Yb ratios, similar to the geochemical features of adakite, considered as products of differentiation of mafic magmas originating from lithospheric mantle melt/fluids caused by metasomatism during paleo-Pacific Plate subduction in the Mesozic. In contrast, the compositions of K-feldspar granites are A-type granites, indicating an extensional tectonic background. Gold ores hosted in the fracture zone occurred as quartz vein within cataclastic rock. Sulfur and lead isotopes from pyrites show crust-mantle mixing characteristics. Metal components from strata also took part in the gold mineralization, and resulted from two episodes of magmatism that were probably related to tectonic transition from a compressive to an extensional setting between 140–126 Ma, which led to the Mesozoic large-scale polymetallic mineralization events in eastern China.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:21.501758-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13451
  • Geochronological Constraints on the Haftcheshmeh Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Ore
           Deposit, Central Qaradagh Batholith, Arasbaran Metallogenic Belt,
           Northwest Iran
    • Authors: Shohreh HASSANPOUR; Mohsen MOAZZEN
      Pages: 2109 - 2125
      Abstract: The Haftcheshmeh porphyry Cu-Mo-Au deposit in the Arasbaran metallogenic belt (AMB) of NW Iran contains more than 185 Mt of ore, with a grade ranging from 0.3% to 0.4%. It is hosted within a porphyritic diorite to granodiorite intruded into an older gabbro - diorite intrusion. 40Ar/39Ar analyses of primary magmatic hornblende from the granodiorite porphyry and gabbro - diorite show plateau ages of 26.41 ± 0.59 Ma, with an inverse isochron age of 25.9 ± 1.0 Ma and a plateau age of 27.47 ± 0.17 Ma, with an inverse isochron age of 27.48 ± 0.35 Ma for these two rock types, respectively. Comparing these new age data with those from the nearby Sungun (20.69 ± 0.35 Ma) and Kighal porphyry deposits defines a northwest-southeast Cu-Mo-Au mineralization zone extending for 20 km over the time span of ∼27 to 20 Ma. Geochemically, Haftcheshmeh rocks are calc-alkaline with high potassium affinities with tectonic setting in relation to volcanic arc setting. Large ion lithophile elements (LILE) such as Th, U and K show enrichment on a primitive mantle normalized diagram (specially Pb), and are depleted in high field strength elements (HFSE) such as Ti and Nb, pointing to a mantle magma source contamination with crustal materials by subducted oceanic crust.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:23.801808-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13452
  • Genesis and Uranium Sources of Leucogranite-hosted Uranium Deposits in the
           Gaudeanmus Area, Central Damara Belt, Namibia: Study of Element and Nd
           Isotope Geochemistry
    • Authors: Honghai FAN; Jinyong CHEN, Shengyun WANG, Jingyang ZHAO, Dazhao GU, Yanning MENG
      Pages: 2126 - 2137
      Abstract: This paper presents a systematic study of major and trace elements and Sm-Nd isotopes in leucogranites closely related to uranium mineralization in the Gaudeanmus area, Namibia. The results illustrate that the uraniferous leucogranites possess high SiO2 (68.8wt%–76.0wt%, average 73.1wt%) and K (4.05wt%–7.78wt%, average 5.94wt%) contents, and are sub-alkaline and metaluminous to weakly peraluminous, as reflected by A/CNK values of 0.96–1.07 with an average of 1.01. The leucogranites are rich in light rare earth elements (LREE/HREE = 2.53–7.71; (La/Yb)N = 2.14–10.40), have moderate Eu depletion and high Rb/Sr ratios (2.03–5.50 with an average of 4.36); meanwhile, they are enriched in Rb, K, Th, U and Pb, and depleted in Ba, Nb, Ta, and Sr. The ∊Nd(t) values of uraninites range from –14.8 to –16.5, and the two-stage Nd model ages are 2.43–2.56 Ga. Detailed elemental and Sm-Nd isotopic geochemical characteristics suggest that the leucogranites were formed in a postorogenic extensional environment. The U-rich pre-Damara basement was the main source of uranium during the primary mineralization event, which is disseminated in leucogranites, whereas the uranium mineralization in veins possibly resulted from remobilization of the primary uranium minerals.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:23.229131-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13453
  • Multistage Enrichment of the Sawafuqi Uranium Deposit: New Insights into
           Sandstone-hosted Uranium Deposits in the Intramontane Basins of Tian Shan,
    • Authors: Zhangyue LIU; Suping PENG, Mingkuan QIN, Hongxun LIU, Shaohua HUANG, Zhongbo HE, Qiang GUO, Qiang XU, Jiye SONG
      Pages: 2138 - 2152
      Abstract: Meso-Cenozoic intracontinental orogenic processes in the Tian Shan orogenic belt have significant effect on the sandstone-hosted uranium deposits in the intramontane basins and those adjacent to the orogen. The Sawafuqi uranium deposit, which is located in the South Tian Shan orogenic belt, is investigated to reveal the relationships between uranium mineralization and orogenies. Recent exploration results show that the Sawafuqi uranium deposit has tabular, stratiform, quasi-stratiform, and lens-like orebodies and various geological characteristics different from typical interlayer oxidation zone sandstone-hosted uranium deposits. Systematic studies of ore samples from the Sawafuqi uranium deposit using a variety of techniques, including thin section observation, α-track radiograph, electron microprobe and scanning electron microscope, suggest that uranium mineralization is closely related to pyrite and organic matter. Mineralization-related alterations in the host rocks are mainly silicification and argillation including kaolinite, illite (and illite-smectite mixed layer) and chlorite. Tree stages of mineralization were identified in the Sawafuqi uranium deposit: (i) uranium-bearing detritus and synsedimentary initial pre-enrichment; (ii) interlayer oxidization zone uranium mineralization; and (iii) vein-type uranium mineralization. The synsedimentary uranium pre-enrichment represents an early uranium enrichment in the Sawafuqi uranium deposit, and interlayer oxidation zone uranium mineralization formed the main orebodies, which are superimposed by the vein-type uranium mineralization. Combining the results of this study with previous studies on the Meso-Cenozoic orogenies of South Tian Shan, it is proposed that the synsedimentary uranium pre-enrichment of the Sawafuqi uranium deposit was caused by Triassic Tian Shan uplift, and the interlayer oxidation zone uranium mineralization occurred during the Eocence-Oligocene period, when tectonism was relatively quiet, whereas the vein-type uranium mineralization took place in relation to the strong orogeny of South Tian Shan since Miocene.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:23.413198-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13454
  • Re–Os Dating of Bitumen from Paleo–Oil Reservoir in the Qinglong
    • Authors: Pengpeng WANG; Yuzhao HU, Lu LIU, Xiaojun JIANG, Chao LI, Chad Joseph Bartholomew, Guiquan ZHANG
      Pages: 2153 - 2163
      Abstract: Abundant organic inclusions are present in the Qinglong antimony deposit. However, the source rocks of these organic matters have not been reliably identified. Recently, a paleo-oil reservoir was found in the Qinglong antimony deposit. In view of similar components of gaseous hydrocarbon, we propose that the organic matters observed in inclusions in Qinglong antimony deposit would come from this paleo-oil reservoir. We used the Re-Os dating method to determine the age of the bitumen from this paleo-oil reservoir, and obtained an isochron age of 254.3±2.8 Ma. The age indicates that the oil-generation from source rock occurred in the early Late Permian, earlier than the Sb mineralization age (∼148±8.5 Ma) in the Qinglong antimony deposit area. After oil generation from Devonian source rock, first and secondary migration, the crude oil have probably entered into the fractures and pores of volcanic rocks and limestone and formed a paleo-oil reservoir in the western wing of Dachang anticline. As burial process deepened, the crude oil has turned into natural gas, migrates into the core of Dachang anticline and formed a paleo-gas reservoir. The hydrocarbons (including CH4) in the reservoirs can serve as reducing agent to provide the sulfur required for Sb mineralization through thermal chemical reduction of sulfates. Therefore, the formation of oil-gas in the area is a prerequisite for the Sb mineralization in the Qinglong antimony deposit.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:26.067791-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13455
  • Geochemistry of Pyrite from the Gangcha Gold Deposit, West Qinling Orogen,
           China: Implications for Ore Genesis
    • Authors: Xiao NIE; Junfeng SHEN, Haiming LIU, Baisong DU, Shuhao WANG, Jie LI, Liwei XU, Ran WANG
      Pages: 2164 - 2179
      Abstract: The Gangcha gold deposit was discovered in 2011 in the Xiahe-Hezuo region, West Qinling Orogen, China. Five types of pyrite have been identified in the ore according to the detailed mineral paragenetic studies. Geochemical data are presented for type I pyrite (py1) rim-core zonation and for the different types of pyrite based on in-situ laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). The results show that pyrites are characterized with heterogeneous Au concentrations, which indicate that Au occurs mainly as micro- or nano-particle native inclusions. Time-resolved depth profiles demonstrate that As, Co and Ni occur as solid solutions in pyrite, whereas Cu, Pb, Zn and Ag occur mainly as inclusions. Trace element concentrations differ between rims and cores in py1, and the differences also exist within different pyrite types. These differences indicate complex chemical evolution of the ore-forming fluids, and the overall geology, geochronology, and stable isotope and pyrite data suggest that the ore-forming fluids were closely linked to magmatic activity during the Triassic Period in West Qinling orogenic belt.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:25.10051-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13456
  • Estimation of the Shale Oil/Gas Potential of a Paleocene–Eocene
           Succession: A Case Study from the Meyal Area, Potwar Basin, Pakistan
    • Authors: Ali AAMIR; Ullah MATEE, Hussain MATLOOB, Asher Samuel BHATTI, Rehman KHAISTA
      Pages: 2180 - 2199
      Abstract: The successful exploration and production of shale-gas resources in the United States and Canada sets a new possible solution towards the energy crisis presently affecting most countries of Asia. This study focuses on the use of well log and 2D seismic data for the characterization of the shale oil/gas potential of a Paleocene-Eocene succession — the Meyal area in the Potwar Basin of Pakistan. Two shaly plays are identified in Paleocene-Eocene strata in well logs using Δ LogR and modified Δ LogR cross-plot techniques. The results indicate that Paleocene shale (the Patala Formation) and the lower shaly part of Eocene limestone (Sakesar Formation) can be potentially mature source rocks. However, the thermal maturity modelling proves that only the Paleocene shale is mature. Our results also suggest that the maturity responses on Δ LogR models for the lower shaly part of the Eocene limestone are due to trapped hydrocarbons in the intra-formational fractures. Petroelastic/petrophysical analysis of the Patala Formation reveals two potential shale oil/gas zones on the basis of Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, Brittleness index and Total Organic Content at an exploitation depth of 3980–3988 m. This work can provide valuable insight for estimating shale oil/gas potential in highly deformed basins not only in Asia but in other parts of the world.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.842659-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13457
  • Geochemical Characteristics and Genetic Types of Natural Gas in the
           Xinchang Gas Field, Sichuan Basin, SW China
    • Authors: Xiaoqi WU; Quanyou LIU, Guangxiang LIU, Ping WANG, Huaji LI, Qingqiang MENG, Yingbin CHEN, Huasheng ZENG
      Pages: 2200 - 2213
      Abstract: The molecular compositions and stable carbon and hydrogen isotopic compositions of natural gas from the Xinchang gas field in the Sichuan Basin were investigated to determine the genetic types. The natural gas is mainly composed of methane (88.99%–98.01%), and the dryness coefficient varies between 0.908 and 0.997. The gas generally displays positive alkane carbon and hydrogen isotopic series. The geochemical characteristics and gas-source correlation indicate that the gases stored in the 5th member of the Upper Triassic Xujiahe Formation are coal-type gases which are derived from source rocks in the stratum itself. The gases reservoired in the 4th member of the Xujiahe Formation and Jurassic strata in the Xinchang gas field are also coal-type gases that are derived from source rocks in the 3rd and 4th members of the Xujiahe Formation. The gases reservoired in the 2nd member of the Upper Triassic Xujiahe Formation are mainly coal-type gases with small amounts of oil-type gas that is derived from source rocks in the stratum itself. This is accompanied by a small amount of contribution brought by source rocks in the Upper Triassic Ma'antang and Xiaotangzi formations. The gases reservoired in the 4th member of the Middle Triassic Leikoupo Formation are oil-type gases and are believed to be derived from the secondary cracking of oil which is most likely to be generated from the Upper Permian source rocks.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.748169-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13458
  • Activity of Silica-Rich Hydrothermal Fluid and Its Impact on Deep Dolomite
           Reservoirs in the Sichuan Basin, Southern China
    • Authors: Dongya ZHU; Dianwei ZHANG, Quanyou LIU, Zhijun JIN, Zhiliang HE
      Pages: 2214 - 2229
      Abstract: Well-developed dissolution pores occur in the dolomites of the Sinian Dengying Formation, which is an important oil and gas reservoir layer in the Sichuan Basin and adjacent areas in southern China. The pores are often filled with quartz, and some dolomites have been metasomatically altered to siliceous chert. Few studies have documented the characteristics, source or origin of silica-rich fluids and their effects on the dolomite reservoir. The peak homogenisation temperatures (Th) of fluid inclusions in pore-filling quartz are between 150°C and 190°C, with an average of 173.7°C. Gases in the inclusions are mainly composed of CO2, CH4 and N2. Compared with host dolomite, pore-filling quartz and metasomatic chert contain higher amounts of Cr, Co, Mo, W and Fe, with average concentrations of 461.58, 3.99, 5.05, 31.43 and 6666.83 ppm in quartz and 308.98, 0.99, 1.04, 13.81 and 4703.50 ppm in chert, respectively. Strontium levels are lower than that in the host dolomite, with average concentrations in quartz and chert of 4.81 and 11.06 ppm, respectively. Rare earth element compositions in quartz and chert display positive Eu anomalies with a maximum δEu of 5.72. The δDSMOW values of hydrogen isotopes in water from quartz inclusions vary from –85.1‰ to –53.1‰ with an average of –64.3‰, whereas the δ18OSMOW values range from 7.2‰ to 8.5‰ with an average of 8.2‰ The average 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios in quartz and chert are 0.711586 and 0.709917, respectively, which are higher than that in the host dolomite. The fluid inclusions, elemental and isotopic compositions demonstrate that the formation of quartz and chert was related to silica-rich hydrothermal fluid and that the fluid was the deep circulation of meteoric water along basement faults. Interactions with silica-rich hydrothermal fluids resulted in densification of dolomite reservoirs in the Dengying Formation through quartz precipitation and siliceous metasomatism. However, it increased the resistance of the host dolomite to compaction, improving the ability to maintain reservoir spaces during deep burial. Evidence for silica-rich hydrothermal activity is common in the Yangtze Platform and Tarim Basin and its influence on deep dolomite reservoirs should be thoroughly considered.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:23.992639-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13459
  • Burial History and Petroleum Entrapment in the Yaoyingtai Region of the
           Changling Fault Depression, China
    • Authors: Guang YANG; Changli LIU, Jiarui FAN, Peng CHEN
      Pages: 2230 - 2242
      Abstract: This work aims to reconstruct the burial history of various kinds of sandstones penetrated by the well YS201 in the Yaoyingtai region of the Changling Fault Depression, southern Songliao Basin, China. Analyses of fluid inclusions in the reservoir rocks, combined with a review of the regional tectonic evolution, revealed the hydrocarbon accumulation stage and accumulation age of the Early Cretaceous Denglouku group and the first member of the Quantou group reservoir, which are the future exploration focus for deep gas reservoirs in this region. Acoustic time data and sedimentary rates calculated for sediments in the YS201 well yielded thicknesses for the Yingcheng, Nenjiang, and Mingshui groups of 506, 539.18, and 144.85 m, respectively, thereby revealing the burial history of the sediments in the well. Fluid inclusions of the Denglouku group reservoir and the first member of the Quantou group reservoir contain oil inclusions and hydro-carbonaceous salt water inclusions. The main peaks of the homogenization temperature and salinity of these saltwater inclusions in the first member of the Quantou group reservoir are generally 110–120°C and 6wt%–8wt%, respectively, and for the Denglouku group are 130–140°C and 4wt%–6wt%. The data for both reservoirs show only one main peak, indicating that they both have experienced single-stage accumulation. Combining the homogenization temperature of the reservoir fluid inclusions with the burial and thermal history of the sediments in the YS201 well, we infer that the hydrocarbon gas in these two intervals accumulated at 79 Ma (middle Late Cretaceous).
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:26.45145-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13460
  • Geochemistry of Mercury in the Permian Tectonically Deformed Coals from
           Peigou Mine, Xinmi Coalfield, China
    • Authors: Dangyu SONG; Chunhui LI, Boyi SONG, Cunbei YANG, Yunbo LI
      Pages: 2243 - 2254
      Abstract: As the mercury emitted from coal combustion can lead to serious environmental issues, researchers pay more attention to the content, distribution and occurrence of mercury in coal. In this paper, the content, distribution, and occurrence of mercury in the Permian tectonically deformed coals from Peigou Mine, Xinmi coalfield, Henan Province were investigated. A total of 18 bench samples were taken from No.2-1 coals seam in Peigou Mine, including 15 coal bench samples, two roofs and one floor. The mercury concentration, mineral composition, and main inorganic element content of 18 samples were determined by DMA-80 direct mercury analyzer, XRD, and XRF respectively. The results show that the mercury content ranges from 0.047 ppm to 0.643 ppm, with an average of 0.244 ppm. Though the coal seam has turned into typical tectonically deformed coal by the strong tectonic destruction and plastic deformation, the vertical distribution of mercury has remarkable heterogeneity in coal seam section. By the analysis of correlation between mercury and the main inorganic elements and the mineral composition in coal, we infer that majority of mercury mainly relates to pyrite or kaolinite.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.049384-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13461
  • Sedimentary Patterns and Stratigraphic Trap Models of Deeply Buried
           Intervals in the Baxian Depression, North China
    • Authors: Shengli LI; Xinghe YU, Feng ZHANG, Xingru LIANG, Shunli LI, Jie HUANG, Nanzhu CAO
      Pages: 2255 - 2267
      Abstract: The Baxian depression is a typical half-graben located in the Jizhong sub-basin, north China. Commercial petroleum traps have been discovered in the Jizhong sub-basin. However, the 3rd and 4th members of the Shahejie Formation in this sub-basin have been poorly explored. These two members, belonging to the Lower Paleogene age, are buried deeply in the depression. Favorable petroleum reservoir conditions exist in such deep intervals of the half-graben due to the presence of different types and extent of deltas and turbidity fans in various areas. In fact, three types of turbidite fans are developed in the sag below the transitional belt on the eastern gentle slope. This work summarized three stratigraphic trap belts, i.e., the steep slope, gentle slope, and sag. On the steep slope, structural-stratigraphic traps with small-scale delta fronts and turbidite sandbodies are well developed. On the gentle slope, hydrocarbons generally accumulate in the large-scale delta front, onlapping beds and those sandbodies adjacent to unconformities. In the sag, petroleum trap models are typically characterized by pinched-out turbidite sandbodies. Stratigraphic traps were easily formed in turbidite fans below the eastern transitional belt. The petroleum traps that have already been discovered or predicted in the study area indicate that stratigraphic traps have favorable petroleum exploration potential in deeply buried areas (depth>5000 m) in a half-graben basin or depression.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:21.258745-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13462
  • Abundance and Ecology of Endemic Asterorotalia trispinosa from the Western
           Bay of Bengal: Implications for its Application as a Paleomonsoon Proxy
    • Authors: Rajeev SARASWAT; Manumalenki MANASA, Thejasino SUOKHRIE, Mohammad Syed SAALIM, Rajiv NIGAM
      Pages: 2268 - 2282
      Abstract: A total of 97 surface sediment samples were collected from the continental shelf and slope of the western Bay of Bengal to assess the potential application of Asterorotalia trispinosa as a paleomonsoon proxy. The relative abundance of living as well as total (living and dead) A. trispinosa ranges from being absent to a maximum of ∼31%. The highest abundance of A. trispinosa is close to the outfall region of the Ganga-Brahmaputra Rivers and decreases away from the river mouths. Contrary to that, A. trispinosa is rare in front of both the Cauvery and Pennar river outfall regions, in the central part of the western Bay of Bengal. The living A. trispinosa abundance is the lowest in between two major river systems, viz. Ganga-Brahmaputra-Mahanadi and Krishna-Godavari. The relative abundance of both the total and living A. trispinosa is strongly positively correlated with ambient seawater temperature, and negatively correlated with %Corg and salinity. Based on the spatial distribution, we conclude that A. trispinosa is stenohaline in nature, rather than euryhaline, and further that the increased relative abundance of A. trispinosa indicates warmer and only marginally hyposaline environment. Even though the ecological preference of A. trispinosa suggests it as a potential paleomonsoon proxy, the restricted distribution implies limited application.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.170228-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13463
  • West Pacific and North Indian Ocean Seafloor and Their Ocean-Continent
           Connection Zones: Evolution and Debates
    • Authors: Guowei ZHANG; Sanzhong LI, Anlin GUO, Yanhui SUO
      Pages: 2283 - 2301
      Abstract: The Indian Ocean and the West Pacific Ocean and their ocean-continent connection zones are the core area of “the Belt and Road”. Scientific and in-depth recognition to the natural environment, disaster distribution, resources, energy potential of “the Belt and Road” development, is the cut-in point of the current Earth science community to serve urgent national needs. This paper mainly discusses the following key tectonic problems in the West Pacific and North Indian oceans and their ocean-continent connection zones (OCCZs): 1. modern marine geodynamic problems related to the two oceans. Based on the research and development needs to the two oceans and the ocean-continent transition zones, this item includes the following questions. (1) Plate origin, growth, death and evolution in the two oceans, for example, 1) The initial origin and process of the triangle Pacific Plate including causes and difference of the Galapagos and West Shatsky microplates; 2) spatial and temporal process, present status and trends of the plates within the Paleo- or Present-day Pacific Ocean to the evolution of the East Asian Continental Domain; 3) origin and evolution of the Indian Ocean and assembly and dispersal of supercontinents. (2) Latest research progress and problems of mid-oceanic ridges: 1) the ridge-hot spot interaction and ridge accretion, how to think about the relationship between vertical accretion behavior of thousands years or tens of thousands years and lateral spreading of millions years at 0 Ma mid-oceanic ridges; 2) the difference of formation mechanisms between the back-arc basin extension and the normal mid-oceanic ridge spreading; 3) the differentials between ultra-slow Indian Ocean and the rapid Pacific spreading, whether there are active and passive spreading, and a push force in the mid-oceanic ridge; 4) mid-oceanic ridge jumping and termination: causes of the intra-oceanic plate reorganization, termination, and spatial jumps; 5) interaction of mantle plume and mid-oceanic ridge. (3) On the intra-oceanic subduction and tectonics: 1) the origin of intra-oceanic arc and subduction, ridge subduction and slab window on continental margins, transform faults and transform-type continental margin; 2) causes of the large igneous provinces, oceanic plateaus and seamount chains. (4) The oceanic core complex and rheology of oceanic crust in the Indian Ocean. (5) Advances on the driving force within oceanic plates, including mantle convection, negative buoyancy, trench suction and mid-oceanic ridge push, is reviewed and discussed. 2. The ocean-continent connection zones near the two oceans, including: (1) Property of continental margin basement: the crusts of the Okinawa Trough, the Okhotsk Sea, and east of New Zealand are the continental crusts or oceanic crusts, and origin of micro-continent within the oceans; (2) the ocean-continent transition and coupling process, revealing from the comparison of the major events between the West Pacific Ocean seamount chains and the continental margins, mantle exhumation and the ocean-continent transition zones, causes of transform fault within back-arc basin, formation and subduction of transform-type continental margin; (3) strike-slip faulting between the West Pacific Ocean and the East Asian Continent and its temporal and spatial range and scale; (4) connection between deep and surface processes within the two ocean and their connection zones, namely the assembly among the Eurasian, Pacific and India-Australia plates and the related effect from the deep mantle, lithosphere, to crust and surface Earth system, and some related issues within the connection zones of the two oceans under the super-convergent background. 3. On the relationship, especially their present relations and evolutionary trends, between the Paleo- or Present-day Pacific plates and the Tethyan Belt, the Eurasian Plate or the plates within the Indian Ocean. At last, this paper makes a perspective of the related marine geology, ocean-continent connection zone and in-depth geology for the two oceans and one zone.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.583768-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13464
  • Significant New Dinosaur Egg Fossils Discovered in 2017
    • Authors: Ziguo HAO; Hongcai FEI, Qingqing HAO, Lian LIU
      Pages: 2302 - 2304
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.366113-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13465
  • Report on the Third IGCP-649 International Workshop on the Mayarí-Baracoa
           Ophiolites and Chromitites, Cuba
    • Authors: Jingsui YANG; Tian QIU, Angelica I. LLANES CASTRO
      Pages: 2305 - 2309
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:21.395817-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13466
  • Exceptionally Preserved Punctatus triangulicostalis and Its Post-embryonic
    • Authors: Qi WANG; Yunhuan LIU, Jiachen QIN, Hu ZHANG, Ya'nan ZHANG, Tiequan SHAO, Ting ZHANG, Ronghao WEI, Hongze ZHANG, Feng WANG
      Pages: 2310 - 2311
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:25.475658-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13467
  • First Report of Avian Tracks from the Cretaceous of Tibet, China
    • Authors: Lida XING; Chunyong CHOU, Martin G. LOCKLEY, Dolkar YANGCHEN, Xingru CHEN, Xinghong MA, Wenjun ZHOU, Hantian XU
      Pages: 2312 - 2313
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:21.042959-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13468
  • New Discovery of Reproductive Organs and Spores in Situ of Ginkgoales and
           Czekanowskiales from the Middle Jurassic of Shaanxi, China
    • Authors: Caiqing GUO; Jianxin YAO
      Pages: 2314 - 2315
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.430927-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13469
  • Zircon LA-ICP-MS U-Pb Age and Island-Arc Origin of the Bayanhua Gabbro in
           the Hegenshan Suture Zone, Inner Mongolia
    • Authors: Jinfang WANG; Yingjie LI, Hongyang LI
      Pages: 2316 - 2317
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.506908-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13470
  • SHRIMP Zircon U-Pb Ages of the Wajilitag Igneous Complex: Constraints on
           the Origin of A-type Granitoids in the Tarim Large Igneous Province, NW
    • Authors: Jun CAO; Jihua TAO, Xuan WANG
      Pages: 2318 - 2320
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.461929-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13471
  • The First Discovery of Hadean Zircon in the Paleoproterozoic Rock
    • Authors: Zhuang LI; Chunjing WEI, Bin CHEN
      Pages: 2321 - 2323
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:21.953951-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13472
  • New Geochronologic Evidence of Diabases and Their Metallogenic
           Relationship with the Makeng-Type Iron Deposits in Southwest Fujian, SE
    • Authors: Sen WANG; Da ZHANG, Ganguo WU, Ke CAO, Hongjie QU, Shuai MA, Tengda YU
      Pages: 2324 - 2326
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.913244-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13473
  • The Discovery of Late Ordovician Granodiorite in the Xiemisitai Area,
           Xinjiang and its Geological Significance
    • Authors: Juli WANG; Yang HU, Jianqi WANG, Min WANG
      Pages: 2327 - 2329
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:26.266082-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13474
  • The Age of the Original Silurian Badangshan Formation and its Ductile
           Deformation in the Northern Margin of North China Craton: New Evidence
           from Zircon SHRIMP U-Pb Ages
    • Authors: Yuliang CUI; Hongjie Qu, Yingfu CHEN, Sen WANG, Xianfeng MENG, Dianlan SONG, Wenyong ZHANG, Huan WANG
      Pages: 2330 - 2332
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.59791-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13475
  • Latest Zircon U-Pb Geochronology of the Qingshan GroupVolcanic rocks along
           the Tan-Lu Fault Zone of Shandong Province, Eastern China
    • Authors: Guangyue CAO; Huaimin XUE, Zhe LIU
      Pages: 2333 - 2335
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:25.97418-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13476
  • External Hydrogen Index: A New Factor for Hydrocarbon Resource Assessment
           and its Calculation Method
    • Authors: Qingqiang MENG; Yingxian SU, Zhijun JIN, Dongya ZHU, Quanyou LIU, Bo Xu
      Pages: 2336 - 2337
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.729718-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13477
  • A New Parameter of Cleanability to Determine the Clean Potential of Coal
    • Authors: Yuegang TANG; Shuting YANG, Xiaoshuai WANG
      Pages: 2338 - 2339
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.182974-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13478
  • An Anomalous Seamount on the Southwestern Mid-Ridge of the South China Sea
    • Authors: Yanlin WANG; Jun WANG, Pin YAN, Yan QIU
      Pages: 2340 - 2341
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:25.008408-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13479
  • First Discovery of Gold Ore Bodies in the Lieryu Formation of the Liaohe
           Group in the Liaodong Area, China
    • Authors: Peng ZHANG; Jun SHAO, Dongtao LI, Yan ZHAO, Linlin KOU, Zhongwei BI
      Pages: 2342 - 2343
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:26.784705-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13480
  • A Super-Large Rb-Nb Rare Metal Deposit has been Discovered in Huashi
           Village of Xinglong County, Hebei Province
    • Authors: Yujing LI; Wu XIE, Yunfei QI, Qunfeng MIAO, Chao XIONG, Chuanwei GONG
      Pages: 2344 - 2345
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:23.910222-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13481
  • Reply to the Comment by Tan Mingxuan et al. (2017), on “A new Discovery
           of the Early Cretaceous Supercritical Hyperpycnal Flow Deposits on the
           Lingshan Island, East China”
    • Authors: Tian YANG; Yingchang CAO, Yanzhong WANG
      Pages: 2346 - 2348
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:26.867419-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13482
  • Contents of Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) Vol. 91, No.
           1–6, 2017
    • Pages: 2349 - 2361
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.338785-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13483
  • Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) Calls For Open-dated Submission of
           Paleontological Papers
    • Pages: 2362 - 2362
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:26.425203-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13484
  • Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) Calls For Submission of Review
    • Pages: 2363 - 2363
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:22.559985-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13485
  • Introduction to Geological Periodical Network of China
    • Pages: 2364 - 2365
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T07:29:24.80545-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.13486
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