Absolute age evidence of Early to Middle Ordovician volcanism in Peninsular Malaysia

Quek, Long Xiang and Ghani, Azman Abd and Lai, Yu Ming and Lee, Hao Yang and Saidin, Mokhtar and Roselee, Muhammad Hatta and Badruldin, Muhammad Hafifi and Hassan, Meor Hakif Amir and Abdul Aziz, Jasmi Hafiz and Ng, Tham Fatt and Ali, Muhammad Afiq Muhammad and Zulkifley, Mohamad Tarmizi Mohamad (2018) Absolute age evidence of Early to Middle Ordovician volcanism in Peninsular Malaysia. Current Science, 115 (12). pp. 2291-2296. ISSN 0011-3891, DOI https://doi.org/10.18520/cs/v115/i12/2291-2296.

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Evidence of Early Palaeozoic volcanism in Peninsular Malaysia is largely represented by felsic Gerik- Dinding meta-volcanic rocks; however, reliable absolute ages for the meta-volcanic rocks are still lacking. This restricts correlation of these meta-volcanic rocks with other Early Palaeozoic East Gondwana Proto- Tethys margin tectonic elements identified in the evolution of Southeast Asia. Here, we report petrographic data and zircon U-Pb age of the Gerik-Dinding metavolcanic rocks. Zircons from three Gerik-Dinding meta-volcanic rock samples yield Early to Middle Ordovician weighted mean 206Pb/238U ages between 480 and 460 Ma. The formation age of the meta-volcanic rocks coincides with the post-collision stage from the final amalgamation of Asian micro-continental fragments with the East Gondwana Proto-Tethys margin. Tectonic processes such as lithospheric delamination during the post-collision period could have induced the hot asthenosphere to underplate the continental crust and trigger crustal anatexis. With these findings, the Early Palaeozoic tectonic history of Peninsular Malaysia needs careful review.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) (project number PG348-2016A), Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education, Fundamental Research Grant (project number FP043-2014A), Universiti Sains Malaysia Archeological Research Grant of Bukit Bunuh, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia (grant number 1002/Parkeo/910202DE2012), CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited International Research Grant (project number IF014-2016)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Absolute age; meta-volcanic rocks; petro-graphic data; tectonic elements
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 05:07
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 05:07
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/21000

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