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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.10, No.4, pp. 425-440, 1987

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CONTINENTAL CRUST UNDER THE NW PACIFIC OCEAN

D.R. Choi*

* 6 Mann Place, Higgins, A.C. T. 2615, Australia.


Abstract

Reinterpretation of seismic profiles and DSDP drilling results, together with dredging data from the Japan Trench and Nankai Trough areas, NW Pacific, shows that the so-called oceanic crust is composed of PreCambrian continental crust, consisting partly of Proterozoic orthoquartzite.

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