Early Palaeozoic subduction of the palaeo-Pacific plate and terrane accretion along the palaeomargin of the East Antarctic Craton is well-documented in North Victoria Land, where the Tonalite Belt is a complex of synkinematic intrusions emplaced within the Lanterman–Murchison Shear Zone at the boundary between the Wilson Terrane and the allochthonous Bowers Terrane. Stepwise leaching Pb/Pb and U–Pb studies of titanite separates carried out on two well-foliated samples of tonalites yielded ages of deformation bracketed between 490 and 480 Ma with an isochron age of 480 ±13 Myr. Ar/Ar and K–Ar ages of 477 Myr in the metamorphic rocks of accreted terranes point to fast cooling and uplift after accretion. The new titanite ages, compared with a regional distribution of magmatic and metamorphic ages, indicate an early Ordovician age for terrane collision and amalgamation. As a consequence of collision, subduction shifted to an outward position along the palaeomargin of the East Antarctic Craton.
|Autori:||MUSUMECI G.; KRAMERS J.; PERTUSATI P.C.|
|Titolo:||Early Ordovician terrane accretion along the Gondwanian margin of the East Antarctic Craton: new Pb/Pb titanite ages from Tonalite Belt, North Victoria Land, Antarctica,|
|Anno del prodotto:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1046/j.1365-3121.2000.00271.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|