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High-pressure metamorphism in the southern New England Orogen: Implications for long-lived accretionary orogenesis in eastern Australia

Phillips, Glen; Offler, R; Rubatto, Daniela; Phillips, David

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New geochemical, metamorphic, and isotopic data are presented from high-pressure metamorphic rocks in the southern New England Orogen (eastern Australia). Conventional and optimal thermobarometry are augmented by U-Pb zircon and 40Ar/39Ar phengite dating to define pressure-temperature-time (P-T-t) histories for the rocks. The P-T-t histories are compared with competing geodynamic models for the Tasmanides, which can be summarized as (i) a retreating orogen model, the Tasmanides formed above a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103330
Source: Tectonics
DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003920

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