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Timing and sources of granite magmatism in the Ribeira Belt, SE Brazil: Insights from zircon in situ U-Pb dating and Hf isotope geochemistry in granites from the Sao Roque Domain

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Janasi, Valdecir de Assis [1] ; Andrade, Sandra [1] ; Vasconcellos, Antonio Carlos B. C. ; Henrique-Pinto, Renato [2] ; Ulbrich, Horstpeter H. G. J. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Quebec Chicoutimi UQAC, Dept Sci Appl, Montreal, PQ - Canada
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of South American Earth Sciences; v. 68, n. SI, p. 224-247, JUL 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Eight new in situ U-Pb zircon age determinations by SHRIMP and LA-MC-ICPMS reveal that the main granitic magmatism in the Sao Roque Domain, which is largely dominated by metaluminous high-K calc-alkaline monzogranites with subordinate peraluminous leucogranites, occurred between 604 +/- 3 and 590 +/- 4 Ma. This small temporal range is ca. 20-30 Ma younger than previously admitted based on U-Pb TIMS dates from literature, some of which obtained in the same occurrences now dated. The observed discrepancy seems related to the presence of small Paleoproterozoic inherited cores in part of the zircon populations used for TIMS multigrain dating, which could also respond for the unusually high (up to 10 Ma) uncertainty associated with most of these dates. The younger age range now identified for the Sao Roque granite magmatism has important implications for the evolution of the Ribeira Fold Belt. Whilst previously admitted ages ca. 620-630 Ma substantiated correlations with the widespread and intensely foliated high-K talc-alkaline granitoid rocks of the neighbor Socorro-Guaxupe Nappe (potentially associated with an accretionary continental margin), the similar to 600-590 Ma interval seems more consistent with a late deformation tectonic setting. Strongly negative epsilon Hf(t) characterize the magmatic zircons from the Sao Roque Domain granites. An eastward increase from -22 in the Sao Roque Granite to -11 in the Cantareira Granite and neighboring stocks suggests an across-domain shift in granite sources. Such eastward younging of sources, also indicated by Sm-Nd isotope data from granites and supracrustal sequences in neighboring domains, is suggestive that some of the first-order limits and discontinuities in this belt are not defined by the strike-slip fault systems traditionally taken to separate distinct domains. Although the negative epsilon Hf(t) and epsilon Nd(t) indicate sources with long crustal residence for all studied granite plutons, the observed range is more radiogenic than the values calculated at 600 Ma for both the Statherian-Calymmian (1.8-1.4 Ga) passive-margin metavolcano-sedimentary sequences of the Sao Roque Domain and their inferred Archean to Paleoproterozoic continental sources. Therefore, a contribution from sources with less negative epsilon Hf(t) and epsilon Nd(t) is required to explain the observed range. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/04148-0 - Geological evolution of the são Roque domain: a contribution from geochronology of the granitic magmatism and provenance of psammitic metasediments
Grantee:Valdecir de Assis Janasi
Support type: Regular Research Grants