Basei, Miguel Angelo Stipp; Neves, Benjamin B.B.; Junior, Oswaldo Siga; Babinski, Marly; Pimentel, Marcio; Tassinari, Colombo Celso Gaeta; Hollanda, Maria; Nutman, Allen; Cordani, Umberto
The South-American continent is constituted of three major geologic-geotectonic entities: the homonym platform (consolidated at the end of the Cambrian), the Andean chain (essentially Meso-Cenozoic) and the Patagonian terrains, affected by tectonism and magmatism through almost all of the Phanerozoic. The platform is constituted by a series of cratonic nuclei (pre-Tonian, fragments of the Rodinia fission) surrounded by a complex fabric of Neoproterozoic structural provinces.Two major groups of...[Show more]
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