GEOLOGY OF THAILAND

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Thailand is located in Southeast Asia between latitudes 5o 37’ N and 20o 27’ N and longitudes 97o 22’ E and 105o 37’ E and cover area of 518,000 km2. It is bounded to the west by Myanmar, to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, and to the south by Malaysia.

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GEOLOGY OF THAILANDThailand is located in Southeast Asia between latitudes 5o37 N and 20o27 N andlongitudes 97o22 E and 105o37 E and cover area of 518,000 km2. It is bounded to the west by Myanmar, to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, and to the south by Malaysia. Physiographical, the country can be divided into four regions; the mountainous highland in the north and northwest, the khorat plateau in the northeast, the central plain and the southern peninsular, which are between Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.STRATIGRAPHY Geologically, Thailand consists of rocks range in age from Precambrian to Quaternary.Precambrian Precambrian rocks in Thailand were mentioned for the first time by the late Colonel Samak Buravas from his pioneer studied of the high grade schistose rocks in the Pnom Sarakham area. Since then, many geologists have assigned all the high grade metamorphic rocks under examined to be of Precambrian sequence. Results and ideas from earlier investigations of the Precambrian and the associated Lower Paleozoic rocks have reached the following general conclusions:A map of Thailand showing distribution of inferred Precambrian rocksa. The Precambrian rocks in Thailand expose only in the North, Upper West, East, Lower and Southern parts of the country.b. The common lithologic associations of these rocks are mainly gr

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