Achievements of IGCP 350 "Cretaceous Environmental Change in East and South Asia"": summary"

Author : Hakuyu Okada
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 595-600
Volume Number : 43
Year : 1999

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 43, Dec. 1999, pp. 595 - 600


Accumulation and diagenesis of Tertiary coals in some marginal areas of the Asian continent


Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan


Abstract: Tertiary coals and coal-bearing formations are sporadically distributed in marginal areas of the Asian continent. Their economical qualities and quantities are inferior to continental Paleozoic coals, but their geological significance should be emphasized for studies of accumulation and transformation mechanisms of coal-bearing formations in continental margins.

This paper attempts to discuss the geological processes that occurred during accumulation and diagenesis of the Tertiary coal-bearing formations in Kyushu, Japan and other Asian regions.