Advances in Earth Science
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1,2, Zheng Guodong
1,3, Fu Bihong
中国科学院地质与地球物理研究所工程地质力学重点实验室“开放课题”“映秀—北川断裂活动性构造地球化学研究”（编号: 200903）; 中国科学院“百人计划”项目 （2007年度择优支持）（编号: 2006060）资助.
Zhao Jun, Zheng Guodong, Fu Bihong. Current Development of Tectonic-Geochemical Studies on Active Fault Zones[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2009, 24(10): 1130-1137.
Various kinds of complicated tectono-geochemical processes always occurred in active fault zones along with their formation and evolution, which showed many abnormal phenomena such as the growth of stress minerals, the formation of surface micro-appearances of mineral particles in the fault gouge and/or rocks, gasous isotopic anomaly and so on. Systematic researches on the abnormal phenomena could be helpful to obtain significant information on the activity, opening and sealing properties and the three-dimensional layout, especially the fault depth etc. in active fault zones. Because active fault zones are normally very complicated with numerous physical-chemical processes, there are still large space and challenges for geochemical researches on fault gouge, fluid geochemistry, and water-rock interactions in the active fault zones.