Provenance of the sedimentary Rakaia sub-terrane, Torlesse Terrane, South Island, New Zealand: the use of igneous clast compositions to define the source
The Permian to Late Triassic Rakaia sub-terrane-part of the Torlesse superterrane of the New Zealand Eastern Province-is an accretionary complex that comprises an enormous volume of quartzofeldspathic sandstones and mudstones with subsidiary conglomerates plus minor oceanic assemblages. The field of provenance analysis has undergone a revolution with the development of single-crystal isotope dating techniques using mainly silt- to sand-sized single mineral grains. Fine sand and mud may be...[Show more]
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