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Gondwanide continental collision and the origin of Patagonia

Pankhurst, Robert J; Rapela, Carlos W; Fanning, Christopher; Marquez, M.


A review of the post-Cambrian igneous, structural and metamorphic history of Patagonia, largely revealed by a five-year programme of U-Pb zircon dating (32 samples), geochemical and isotope analysis, results in a new Late Palaeozoic collision model as the probable cause of the Gondwanide fold belts of South America and South Africa. In the northeastern part of the North Patagonian Massif, Cambro-Ordovician metasediments with a Gondwana provenance are intruded by Mid Ordovician granites...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth-Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2006.02.001


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