Nature of the contact between the Taku Schists and adjacent rocks in the Manek Urai area, Kelantan and its implications


Author : T.T. Khoo and S.P. LimPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 16Page : 139-158Year : 1983


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 16, Dec. 1983, pp. 139 – 158

 

Nature of the contact between the Taku Schists and adjacent rocks in the Manek Urai area, Kelantan and its implications

T.T. KHOO

Jabatan Geologi, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

S.P. LIM

Sekolah Menengah Sains. Kota Baru, Kelantan

 

Abstract: The contact between the Taku Schists and the adjacent rocks in the Manek Urai area is interpreted to be conformable based on structural and petrographic evidences. There is no marked contrast between the grade of metamorphism and structural style as claimed by supporters for other suggestions such as unconformable contact and tectonic disconformity.

Resulting from the above interpretation the age of the rocks in the Taku Schists terrane are argued to be Permo-Triassic but older rocks probably Devonian-Carboniferous may also be represented. Another implication is that the age of the tectonizing phase of the regional metamorphism of the Taku Schists may be early to middle Triassic and uplift of the complex is likely to be in the late Triassic.