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Geology of the Solomon and New Hebrides Islands, as Part of the Melanesian Re-entrant, Southwest Pacific

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Title: Geology of the Solomon and New Hebrides Islands, as Part of the Melanesian Re-entrant, Southwest Pacific
Authors: Coleman, P.J.
Issue Date: Jul 1970
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Coleman PJ. 1970. Geology of the Solomon and New Hebrides Islands, as part of the Melanesian re-entrant, southwest Pacific. Pac Sci 24(3): 289-314.
Abstract: The Solomon Islands and the New Hebrides
Archipelago are examples of fractured island
"arcs," autochthonous geological systems, in
which pattern s of straight-line fractures and
vertical and horizontal movement of blocks are
the dominant structural feature . The two groups
have similar but yet distinctive geologies. They
have been studied systematically only over the
last 20 years, so that many of their features are
still not understood, but it is clear that the results
so far obtained amount to a significant
contribution to the understanding of fractured
island arcs and, by extrapolation, to the understanding
of the genesis and development of the
southwestern Pacific.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4058
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 24, Number 3, 1970



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