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Mesoproterozoic geology of the Nampula Block, northern Mozambique: Tracing fragments of Mesoproterozoic crust in the heart of Gondwana

Macey, P H; Thomas, R J; Grantham, Geoff H; Ingram, B.A.; Jacobs, J.; Armstrong, Richard; Roberts, M.P.; Bingen, B.; Hollick, L.; de Kock, G S; Viola , G.; Bauer, W.; Gonzales, E.; Bjerkgard, T.; Henderson, I.H.C.; Sandstad, J.S.; Cronwright, M.S.; Harley, Simon; Solli, A.; Nordgulen, Oystein; Motuza, G.; Daudi, E.; Manhica, V.


The Nampula Block covers over 100,000km2, making it the largest Mesoproterozoic crustal segment in northern Mozambique and an important component of the Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (Pan-African) East African Orogen. It is bounded in the north by the WSW-ENE trending Lúrio Belt. The oldest rocks (Mocuba Suite) are a polydeformed sequence of upper amphibolite-grade layered grey gneisses and migmatites associated with intrusive trondhjemite-tonalite-granodiorite and granitic orthogneisses. A banded...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Precambrian Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2010.07.005


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