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Evidence of 1.7- to 1.8-Ga Collisional Arc in the Kaoko Belt, NW Namibia

Luft, Joao Luiz; Chemale, Farid; Armstrong, Richard


Detailed structural and isotopic analyses in the Hoanib and Ugab River Valleys indicate the existence of an exotic 1.7- to 1.8-Ga terrane in the Pan-African Kaoko Belt. This crustal block, called as Mudorib Complex, is imbricated between autochthonous and para-autochthonous rocks of Congo Craton, Kaoko Basin, and Western Kaoko Batholith units during the main tectono-thermal phase of Kaoko Belt collision around 580 Ma, involving the Rio de La Plata, Congo and Kahalari paleoplates. This terrain...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau)
DOI: 10.1007/s00531-010-0591-5


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