Shan–Thai Terrane

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The Shan–Thai Terrane rifted from Australia in the Permian and collided with the Indochina terrane in the Triassic.[1] It extends from Malaysia, through peninsular Thailand, Myanmar, West Yunnan, to Lhasa.[2]


  1. ^ Bunopas, Sangad; Paul Vella (17–24 November 1992). "Geotectonics and Geologic Evolution of Thailand" (PDF (ACROBAT 7.X) 1.8 MB). National Conference on "Geologic Resources of Thailand: Potential for Future Development". Department of Mineral Resources, Bangkok. pp. 209–229. Retrieved 27 November 2010. Thailand consists of Shan–Thai and Indochina Microcontinents or Terranes welded together by the subsequently deformed Nan Suture.... During the Middle Triassic Shan–Thai sutured nearly simultaneously to Indochina and to South China, the continent–continent collision being a part of the Indosinian Orogeny and Indochina tended to underthrust Shan–Thai. 
  2. ^ Pol Chaodumrong; Wang Xiangdong; Shen Shuzhong (2007). "Permian lithostratigraphy of the Shan-Thai terrane in Thailand: revision of the Kaeng Krachan and Ratburi Groups" (PDF ACROBAT DISTILLER 6.0 (WINDOWS) 708 KB). GEOTHAI'07 International Conference of Geology of Thailand: Towards Sustainable Development and Sufficiency Economy. Department of Mineral Resources, Bangkok & Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Nanjing. pp. 229–236. Retrieved 5 December 2010. Permian strate of the Shan-Thai terrance in Thailand consist of the clastic sequence of the Kaeng Krachon Group and the conformably overlying carbonate sequence of the Ratburi Group ...[which] can be traced widely from Malaysia, through peninsular Thailand, Myanmar, West Yunnan, to Lhasa. 

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