Arc-continent collision has been one of the important tectonic
processes in the formation of mountain belts throughout geological
time, and it continues to be so today along tectonically active
plate boundaries such as those in the SW Pacific or the Caribbean.
Arc-continent collision is thought to have been one of the most
important process involved in the growth of the continental crust
over geological time, and may also play an important role in its
recycling back into the mantle via subduction. Understanding the
geological processes that take place during arc-continent collision
is therefore of importance for our understanding of how collisional
orogens evolve and how the continental crust grows or is destroyed.
Furthermore, zones of arc-continent collision are producers of much
of the worlds primary economic wealth in the form of minerals, so
understanding the processes that take place during these tectonic
events is of importance in modeling how this mineral wealth is
formed and preserved. This book brings together seventeen papers
that are dedicated to the investigation of the tectonic processes
that take place during arc-continent collision. It is divided into
four sections that deal firstly with the main players involved in
any arc-continent collision; the continental margin, the subduction
zone, and finally the volcanic arc and its mineral deposits. The
second section presents eight examples of arc-continent collisions
that range from being currently active through to Palaeoproterozoic
in age. The third section contains two papers, one that deals with
the obduction of large-slab ophiolites and a second that presents a
wide range of physical models of arc-continent collision. The
fourth section brings everything that comes before together into a
discussion of the processes of arc-continent collision.
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