The Stong Complex: A reassessment

702001-101160-957-B
Author : D. Santokh Singh, Chu Ling Heng, Teoh Lay Hock, P. Loganathan, E.J. Cobbing and D.I.J. Mallick
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 61-77
Volume Number : 17
Year : 1984
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm17198405

 

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 17, Dec.1984, pp. 61 – 77

 

The Stong Complex: A reassessment

D. SANTOKH SINGH1, CHU LING HENG1, TEOH LAY HOCK1, P. LOGANATHAN1, E.J. COBBING1 and D.I.J. MALLlCK2

1Geological Survey of Malaysia

2lnstitute of Geological Sciences. U.K.

 

Abstract: Re-examination of the eastern and northern parts of the Stong Complex has shown that there are three plutonic components. The earliest two phases are in part highly deformed in a manner similar to that of the marginal country rocks. The third phase, a distinctive set of pink granites is underformed. Around the granitic rocks a contact aureole is developed in which the highest grade rocks are of low amphibolite facies. The numerous metasedimentary and metavolcanic enclaves within the granites have upper amphibolite facies mineralogy. Available evidence suggests that the intense dynamothermal metamorphism and deformation recorded in both sedimentary and some plutonic rocks resulted from forces generated by emplacement of the granitic rocks. At least the last part of the intrusive history of the Stong Complex took place in Late Cretaceous times; the age of the earlier phases is uncertain but lies within the time-frame Triassic to Late Cretaceous.

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm17198405