New zircon U-Pb dating and review of geological and geochronological data with implications for lithostratigraphy and crustal evolution of North Borborema Province, northeastern Brazil
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The northern portion of the Borborema Province, located north of the Patos Shear Zone (northeast of Brazil) is formed by litho-stratigraphic units dating from the Archean to the Neoproterozoic, with complex evolution resulting from several orogenic and extensional events occurring in this interval. In this work, the litho-stratigraphic units of the Northern Borborema Province were reviewed and ordered here, regarding the rock associations and their chronological positioning. Zircon U-Pb dating of three samples of migmatitic orthogneisses from the Rio Piranhas-Seridó Domain, defined crystallization ages of 561 ± 2 Ma, 574 ± 6 Ma and 547 ± 5 Ma for their protoliths. Thus, the origin of the orthogneisses is related to the syn- to late-tectonic magmatism in relation to the Brasiliano Orogeny. From the Jaguaretama Complex, U-Pb dating of detrital zircons of a migmatitic schist indicates Paleoproterozoic sources, with a maximum deposition age of 2144 Ma. The protolith of a migmatitic orthogneiss has crystallization age of 2186 ± 10 Ma, therefore, contemporary compared to other litho-stratigraphic units of the Borborema Province, which are interpreted as having been developed in the Rhyacian Orogeny.
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