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Geochronology of emplacement and charnockite formation of the Margate Granite Suite, Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa: implications for Natal-Maud belt correlations

Mendonidis, P.; Thomas, R.J.; Grantham, G.H.; Armstrong, R.A.


The Margate Granite Suite underlies much of the Margate Terrane of the Natal Metamorphic Province, SE South Africa. It consists of foliated granites grouped into four main lithotypes: garnet leucogranite, garnet-free leucogranite, charnockite and garnet-biotite augen gneiss. In this study we present new U-Pb (SHRIMP) zircon geochronological data on each of the four lithotypes to constrain the timing of emplacement of the various granite phases and of charnockite formation. Magmatic zircon...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Precambrian Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.02.013


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