Выпуск 168
Автор(ы):He Y., Sun M., Xia X., Zhao G.
Издание:Precambrian research, 2009 г., 10 стр.
SHRIMP and LA-ICP-MS zircon geochronology of the Xiong’er volcanic rocks Implications for the Paleo-Mesoproterozoic evolution of the southern margin of the North China Craton

The Paleo-Mesoproterozoic Xiong’er volcanic rocks along the southern margin of the North China Craton are lithologically and geochemically similar to those formed in subduction-related, continental margin volcanic arcs. The volcanic rocks are primarily composed of basaltic andesites and andesites, with minor dacites and dacitic rhyolites. Traditionally, the Xiong’er volcanic rocks have been divided from lower to upper into the Xushan, Jidanping and Majiahe Formations, but the ages of volcanic rocks in these formations have not been well constrained, which has hindered further understanding the tectonic significance oftheXiong’er volcanicbeltatthe southern marginofthe NorthChina Craton.

ТематикаРегиональная геология
Выпуск 192
Автор(ы):Brewer T.S., Buchan C., Cunningham D., Kroner A., Pfander J., Tomurhuu D., Tomurtogoo O., Windley B.F.
Издание:Elsevier, 2002 г., 23 стр.
Timing of accretion and collisional deformation in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt: implications of granite geochronology in the Bayankhongor Ophiolite Zone

Growing evidence suggests that the mechanism of Palaeozoic continental growth in Central Asia was by subduction– accretion with punctuated collisions that produced ophiolitic sutures between accreted blocks. The Bayankhongor ophiolite is the largest ophiolite in Mongolia and possibly all of Central Asia, and is interpreted to mark the collisional suture between the Baidrag and Hangai continental blocks. New 207Pb/206Pb zircon evaporation ages for granite plutons and dykes that intrude the ophiolite and its neighbouring lithotectonic units suggest that the ophiolite was obducted at c. 540 Ma at the beginning of a collisional event that lasted until c. 450 Ma. The new data, combined with that of previous studies, indicate regional correlation of isotopic ages north-westward from Bayankhongor to southern Tuva. These data record oceanic crust formation at c. 570 Ma, followed by approximately 30 million years of subduction–accretion that culminated in obduction of ophiolites, collision related metamorphism, and magmatism in the period c. 540–450 Ma. Correlation of isotopic-age data for the ophiolites of western Mongolia and southern Tuva suggests that the ophiolites define a major collisional suture in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB) that defines the southern and western margins of the Hangai continental block.

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