Year

1994

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Department of Geology

Abstract

The collision complex in the Southeast Arm of Sulawesi, Eastern Indonesia, consists of the Southeast Sulawesi continental terrane which was overthrust by ophiolite (part of the Eastern Sulawesi Ophiolite Belt) and overlain by the synorogenic Early Miocene Sulawesi Molasse. The Southeast Sulawesi continental terrane consists of metamorphic basement unconformably overlain successively by the Late Triassic Meluhu and the Paleogene Tampakura Formations - the latter being redefined herein. Whereas the Meluhu Formation is dominated by clastic strata with intercalations of carbonate rocks in the upper part, the Tampakura Formation, which unconformably overlies the Meluhu Formation, consists of a carbonate dominated sequence.

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