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Evidence from detrital zircons for recycling of Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic crust recorded in Paleozoic and Mesozoic sandstones of southern Lybia

Meinhold, Guido; Morton, Andrew; Fanning, Christopher; Frei, Dirk; Howard, James P.; Phillips, Richard J.; Strogen, Dominic; Whitham, A G


The geodynamic history of the Precambrian basement in central North Africa as well as the age and provenance of its sedimentary cover sequence are still poorly constrained. Here we present first detrital zircon ages (obtained by LA-SF-ICP-MS and SHRIMP) from Paleozoic and Mesozoic sandstones of the eastern Murzuq Basin, southern Libya, which unconformably overlie the Saharan Metacraton. Establishing the age and provenance of these sandstones has important implications for our understanding of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.056


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