Deformation of the Upper Paleozoic rocks at Tanjong Gelang, Pahang

Author : L.S. Yap & B.K. Tan
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 45-54
Volume Number : 12
Year : 1980

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 12, Aug. 1980, pp. 45 – 54

Deformation of the Upper Paleozoic rocks at Tanjung Gelang, Pahang

L.S. YAP1 and B.K. TAN2

1Senky Dredging Sdn. Bhd., 163 Jln. Birch, Kuala Lumpur

2Dept. of Geology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur


Abstract: Structural mapping and detailed study of the Tanjung Gelang headland revealed that the Paleozoic metasedimentary sequence exhibits a variety of structural features ranging from complexly faulted, tightly folded and torn apart structures to gently folded rocks. Many of these features cannot be easily explained as resulting from simple tectonic processes thus a combination of soft sediment deformation and tectonism is favoured. The complex geometrical forms of the rocks in this headland indicate that paleocurrent and paleo-stress determinations from such sequences assuming a simple deformation model may be erroneous.