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SHRIMP zircon age constraints on Mesoarchean crustal development in the Vredefort dome, central Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa

Armstrong, Richard; Lana, Cristiano; Reimold, W U; Gibson, Roger L.

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SHRIMP (sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe) U-Pb zircon dating of the Archean basement rocks in the core of the Vredefort dome, South Africa, is integrated with results of lithological and structural mapping and geochemical data to assess the tectonic evolution of the central parts of the Kaapvaal Craton. Recent tectonic models have envisaged the rocks in the core of the dome as part of a much larger, >3200 Ma, Archean cratonic shield (Kaapvaal Shield) that attained stability during...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22510
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2405(13)

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