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Major tectonic elements of northeast Asia
The important features of the major metallogenic belts for Northeast Asia are summarized in table 1. For each time span, metallogenic belts are listed from west to east, progressing from north to south. The major features of the metallogenic belts are adapted from detailed descriptions of metallogenic belts in Rodionov and others (2004), Nokleberg and others (2004), and Naumova and others (2006). The major features of contained deposits in each belt are adapted from Ariunbileg and others (2003).
The metallogenic belts for Northeast Asia are synthesized, compiled, described, and interpreted with the use of modern concepts of plate tectonics, analysis of terranes and overlap assemblages, and synthesis of mineral deposit models. The data supporting the compilation are: (1) comprehensive descriptions of mineral deposits; (2) compilation and synthesis of a regional geodynamics map the region at 5 million scale with detailed explanations and cited references; and (3) compilation and synthesis of metallogenic belt maps at 15 million scale with detailed explanations and cited references.
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