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The role of intracontinental deformation in supercontinent assembly: insights from the Ribeira Belt, Southeastern Brazil (Neoproterozoic West Gondwana)

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Meira, Vinicius T. [1] ; Garcia-Casco, Antonio [2, 3] ; Juliani, Caetano [4] ; Almeida, Renato P. [4] ; Schorscher, Johann Hans D. [5]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, Programa Posgrad Geoquim & Geotecton, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Granada, Fac Ciencias, Dept Mineral & Petrol, Granada - Spain
[3] Univ Granada, CSIC, Inst Andaluz Ciencias Tierra, Granada - Spain
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, Dept Geol Sedimentar & Ambiental, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, Dept Mineral & Geotecton, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: TERRA NOVA; v. 27, n. 3, p. 206-217, JUN 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 28

In this study, we challenge the multiple collision model for the tectonic evolution of the Neoproterozoic Ribeira Belt in Southeastern Brazil. New U-Pb SHRIMP data reveal Palaeoproterozoic (2153 +/- 15Ma) and Cryogenian (783 +/- 6 and 768 +/- 8Ma) granitic rocks in the Embu Domain, and detrital zircon data of metasedimentary units from the Embu and Costeiro domains suggest a coherent tectonic evolution for the whole Ribeira Belt. Rather than by multiple collisions, these data are best explained by a simpler tectonic model involving continent (craton)-volcanic arc collisions in the Dom Feliciano and Brasilia belts that led to intracontinental crustal thickening of the adjacent thinned hinterland (Ribeira Belt) at similar to 640-610Ma, followed by widespread post-collisional magmatism and rift-related sedimentation at similar to 600-540Ma. We suggest that intracontinental orogeny is a relevant process during supercontinent assembly, as illustrated here by the evolution of significant parts of the Brasiliano orogen. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/15462-7 - Neoproterozoic orogenesis on São Roque / Serra do Itaberaba, Embu and Costeiro domains and the crustal and tectonic evolution of the southeastern São Paulo State
Grantee:Caetano Juliani
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants