eugeosyncline


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eugeosyncline

(ˌjuːdʒiːəʊˈsɪŋˌklaɪn)
n
a geosyncline characterized by lithology typical of deep ocean environments

eu•ge•o•syn•cline

(yuˌdʒi oʊˈsɪŋ klaɪn, -ˈsɪn-)

n.
a former marine zone, bordering an ocean basin, marked by very thick deposits of sediment in which the products of volcanic activity are associated with clastic sediments.
[1940–45]
eu•ge`o•syn•cli′nal, adj.
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Boka gold mineralization is hosted within a sequence of Middle to Upper Proterozoic carbonaceous shales, calcareous shales and sandstones deposited in a Late Proterozoic eugeosyncline and consolidated during the Jinningian Orogeny.