Plate Tectonics and Geochemical Composition of Sandstones Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Sandstones of the Palaeozoic turbidite sequences of eastern Australia show a large variation in their major element geochemistry, reflecting the distinct sedimentary provenance and tectonic setting of each suite. A close correlation exists between the geochemical composition of sandstones and tectonic settings of sedimentary basins. The nature of the continental margin and oceanic basins can be deciphered on the basis of the major element composition of sandstones. The most discriminating parameters are described.-from Author

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhatia, M. R.

citation count

  • 975

publication date

  • November 1983