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Fieldwork Photos in W. China

 
 
North Tibetan Foreland Images
 

Faulted N front of Sanweishan




Lunch break, N front of Sanweishan




Tilted Pleistocene fanglomerates, N front of Sanweishan





N Tibetan mountain front and high peaks of the Qilian Shan



Fold and thrust belt along N Tibetan front near Yumen




Rural settlements along N Tibetan margin, Qilian Shan in distance
   



Beishan Images

 

 

Granite summits, Beishan




Zhang Jin with local man, Beishan, 2009




Regionally refolded Permian turbiditic sediments, Beishan, 2009




Regionally refolded folds, Beishan, 2009




Open syncline, refolded Permian turbidite succession, Beishan




refolded folds from space, Beishan




Refolded folds, central Beishan




Bedding (shallow), cleavage (steep), deformed Permian turbidite succession, Beishan




bedding/cleavage relations, deformed Beishan turbidite succession



Pencil cleavage, Permian turbidite succession, Beishan




Cross-cutting dike, Beishan




boudinage, central Beishan




unroofing joints, granite, Beishan




Zhang Jin in steep canyon, N flank Yushi Shan, Beishan, 2009




Langshan


normal faulted SW Langshan mountain front




Langshan footwall




rugged granite terrain of the central Langshan




impressive granitic dike swarm, central Langshan




typical slot canyon of the SW Langshan (photo by Zhang Jin)




steep Langshan slot canyon




steep Langshan slot canyon at mtn front




Langshan bounding normal fault, SW range front




Langshan footwall block




paleoseismological trench across SW Langshan frontal normal fault




intrafolial isoclinal folds, Langshan basement gneisses




folded basement gnesisses, Langshan



Overthrust zone (Cretaceous red beds in footwall), SW Langshan




inner Langshan canyon scenery





Helan Shan


steep east front of Helan Shan




extremely coarse alluvial bedload, eastern Helan Shan front




east dipping turbidites, eastern Helan Shan front

 



bharal, eastern Helan Shan




folds in Helan Shan




folded and tilted turbidite succession, inner Helan Shan




High peaks of the inner Helan Shan and hair-raising walkway to summit




new friend, Helan Shan cave



major overtrhrust NW Helan Shan




coal-rich succession, NW Helan Shan




extensional front, western Helan Shan




eroded frontal fans, western Helan Shan front




View E of the western Helan Shan mountain front





Northernmost Tibet


Changma Basin and Daxue Shan in distance





Glacier front, Daxue Shan



Daxue Shan view




view S across folded foreland sediments, N Tibetan front




along north Tibetan margin, 2009




Tibetan traffic jam





On the Altyn Tagh Fault - wide breccia zone, N Margin Tibet




approach to Changma Basin and Daxue Shan range in far distance




me and view towards eastern Altun Shan, north Tibet margin





Changma Basin scenery