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The tectonic significance of the Cabo Frio Tectonic Domain in the SE Brazilian margin: A Paleoproterozoic through Cretaceous saga of a reworked continental margin

Schmitt, Renata S.; Trouw, R.A.J.; Van Schmus, W.R.; Armstrong, Richard; Stanton, Natasha S. Gomes


The Cabo Frio Tectonic Domain is composed of a Paleoproterozoic basement tectonically interleaved with Neoproterozoic supracrustal rocks (Buzios-Palmital successions). It is in contact with the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Ribeira Orogen along the SE Brazilian coast. The basement was part of at least three continental margins: (a) 1.97 Ga; (b) 0.59 - 0.53 Ga; (c) 0.14 Ga to today. It consists of continental magmatic arc rocks of 1.99 to 1.94 Ga. Zircon cores show a 2.5 - 2.6 Ga inheritance from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Geology
DOI: 10.1590/2317-4889201620150025
Access Rights: Open Access


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