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A history of Proterozoic terranes in southern South America: From Rodinia to Gondwana

Casquet, Cesar; Rapela, Carlos W; Pankhurst, Robert J; Baldo, Edgardo; Galindo, Carmen; Fanning, Christopher; Dahlquist, Juan A.; Saavedra, J


The role played by Paleoproterozoic cratons in southern South America from the Mesoproterozoic to the Early Cambrian is reconsidered here. This period involved protracted continental amalgamation that led to formation of the supercontinent Rodinia, followed by Neoproterozoic continental break-up, with the consequent opening of Clymene and Iapetus oceans, and finally continental re-assembly as Gondwana through complex oblique collisions in the Late Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian. The evidence...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Geoscience Frontiers (Previously Earth Science Frontiers)
DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2011.11.004


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