Cross-border correlation of geological formations in Sarawak and Kalimantan

Author : Robert B. Tate
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 63-95
Volume Number : 28
Year : 1991

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 28, November 1991, pp. 63 – 95

Cross-border correlation of geological formations in Sarawak and Kalimantan


Dept. of Geology, University of Malaya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.


Abstract: Recent geological mapping by an Australian/Indonesian team in West and Central Kalimantan has resulted in a revised stratigraphy for the Paleozoic-Tertiary igneous and sedimentary successions in terms of (1) Continental Basement and Platform (Shelf) Sedimentary rocks, (2) Continental Arc intrusives and volcanics, (3) Oceanic Basement and overlying sedimentary rocks and (4) Foreland Rocks (Post-tectonic igneous rocks and sedimentary basins, (5) Tectonic melange and (6) Surficial deposits. Correlation charts are presented to reconcile the stratigraphy across the international border between Sarawak, East Malaysia, and Kalimantan, Indonesia.