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Was there SAMBA in Columbia? Paleomagnetic evidence from 1790 Ma Avanavero mafic sills (northern Amazonian Craton)

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Bispo-Santos, Franklin [1] ; D'Agrella-Filho, Manoel S. [1] ; Trindade, Ricardo I. F. [1] ; Janikian, Liliane [2] ; Reis, Nelson J. [3]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Catolica Santos, BR-11015002 Santos, SP - Brazil
[3] Manaus Agcy, Geol Survey Brazil, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Precambrian Research; v. 244, n. SI, p. 139-155, MAY 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 19

The Amazonian Craton represents an important piece in the Paleoproterozoic paleogeography of the Earth. This study presents paleomagnetic data obtained on well-dated (U-Pb) 1790 Ma mafic sills from the Avanavero magmatism in northern Amazonian Craton (Guiana Shield). AF and thermal treatments revealed southeastern, low downward/upward inclination, remanent magnetization directions that are carried by moderate to high-H-c and high-T-B Ti-poor titanomagnetite. The site mean directions cluster around the mean D-m = 138.2 degrees, I-m = -3.4 degrees (N= 13, proportional to(95) = 13.0 degrees), which yields a robust paleomagnetic pole (AV pole) at 27.9 degrees E, 48.4 degrees S (A95 = 9.6 degrees) with a Q-value of 5. The characteristic component disclosed for the Avanavero sill matches that obtained for sediments collected along the baked contact and are distinct from those away from the sill. The Avanavero directions are also significantly different from those obtained for younger units, with ages spanning from 1420 to 520 Ma, suggesting the sills carry a primary remanence. The Avanavero pole helps in constraining the paleogeography of the central pieces of Columbia. It is compatible with the Baltica and Amazonian Cratons SAMBA link in the Columbia Supercontinent at about 1780 Ma, but other configurations are also possible. When compared to other Paleo- to Mesoproterozoic paleomagnetic poles from the southern Amazonian Craton (Central Brazil Shield), our new paleomagnetic pole suggests intracratonic motions within the southern area of the Craton, probably after 1420 Ma ago. We tentatively suggest that these movements are related to the collision of the Paragua Block with the proto-Amazonian Craton at about 1350-1320 Ma ago. (c) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/50327-3 - The Amazonian Craton and the supercontinent Columbia: paleogeographic implications based on the paleomagnetic study of Paleo-mesoproterozoic geological units
Grantee:Franklin Bispo dos Santos
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 11/50887-6 - Paleomagnetism of proterozoic geological units from the Amazonian Craton, and its participation in the Columbia, Rodinia, and Gondwana supercontinents
Grantee:Manoel Souza D'Agrella Filho
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants