Tectonic evolution of the North China Block: from orogen to craton to orogen

T. M. Kusky, B. F. Windley, M.-G. Zhai
2007 Geological Society Special Publication  
The North China Craton contains one of the longest, most complex records of magmatism, sedimentation, and deformation on Earth, with deformation spanning the interval from the Early Archaean (3.8 Ga) to the present. The Early to Middle Archaean record preserves remnants of generally gneissic meta-igneous and metasedimentary rock terranes bounded by anastomosing shear zones.
doi:10.1144/sp280.1 fatcat:uhg6utyrvbdu7mkci66nze45xi