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Basement evolution of the Sierra de la Ventana Fold Belt: new evidence for Cambrian continental rifting along the southern margin of Gondwana

Rapela, Carlos W; Pankhurst, Robert J; Fanning, Christopher; Grecco, L


U-Pb sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe data together with geochemical and Nd isotope analyses obtained in the basement complex of the Sierra de la Ventana Fold Belt indicate that the Early Palaeozoic passive margin history of the basin followed Cambrian magmatism related to rifting in a 600 Ma Neoproterozoic crust. The Cambrian episode started with intrusion of 531 ± 4 and 524 ± 5 Ma A- and I-type granites derived from a dehydrated infracrustal source (cNd530 - 3.1 to -5.9), and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Geological Society
DOI: 10.1144/0016-764902-112


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