What is plate suture zone?
Plate suture zone is the boundary belt of two continental plates colliding with each other, which represents convergent boundary of ancient plates, thus it is an important basis for rebuilding ancient plates. Suture zone often boasts high strain which is not wide and consists of ophiolite chaotic melange including residual oceanic crust, symbiotic abyssal facies radiolarian bedded chert and sedimentary rock.
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