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Title: 3.3 Ga SHRIMP U–Pb zircon age of a felsic metavolcanic rock from the Mundo Novo greenstone belt in the São Francisco craton, Bahia (NE Brazil)
Other Titles: Journal of South American Earth Sciences
Authors: Peucat, Jean-Jacques
Mascarenhas, J. F.
Barbosa, Johildo Salomão Figueirêdo
Souza, S. L. de
Marinho, Moacyr Moura
Leite, Carlson de Matos Maia
Fanning, C. Mark
Keywords: Zircon age;Metavolcanic rock;Mundo Novo greenstone belt
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: Felsic metavolcanics associated with supracrustal rocks provide U–Pb zircon and Sm–Nd TDM ages of approximately 3.3 Ga, which establish an Archean age of the Mundo Novo greenstone belt. A granodioritic gneiss from the Mairi complex, located on the eastern boundary of the Mundo Novo greenstone belt, exhibits a zircon evaporation minimum age of 3.04 Ga and a Nd model age of 3.2 Ga. These results constrain the occurrence of at least three major geological units in this area: the Archean Mundo Novo greenstone belt, the Archean Mairi gneisses, and the adjoining Paleoproterozoic (,2.1 Ga) Jacobina sedimentary basin. The Jacobina basin follows the same trend as the Archean structure, extending southward to the Contendas–Mirante belt, in which a similar Archean–Paleoproterozoic association appears. We postulate that during the aleoproterozoic in the eastern margin of the Gavião block, these Archean greenstone belts constituted a zone of weakness along which a late-stage orogenic sedimentary basin developed.
Description: p. 363–373
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/5167
ISSN: 0895-9811
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