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U-Pb Ages and Hf Isotopes in Zircons from Parautochthonous Mesozoic Terranes in the Western Margin of Pangea: Implications for the Terrane Configurations in the Northern Andes

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Author(s):
Bustamante, Camilo ; Archanjo, Carlos J. ; Cardona, Agustin ; Bustamante, Andres ; Valencia, Victor A.
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY; v. 125, n. 5, p. 487-500, SEP 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 8
Abstract

U-Pb laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry ages and Hf isotopes in zircons were used to constrain the nature of two geological units representative of the basement of the Central Cordillera of Colombia. Graphite-quartz-muscovite schists from the Cajamarca Complex show inherited detrital zircons supplied mostly from Late Jurassic (ca. 167 Ma), Ediacaran (ca. 638 Ma), and Tonian (Grenvillian; ca. 1000 Ma) sources. These marine volcanosedimentary deposits form an N-trending metamorphic belt in fault contact to the east with orthogneisses and amphibolites of the Tierradentro unit. Zircon U-Pb determinations of the Tierradentro rockspreviously interpreted as Grenvillian basement slicesyielded crystallization ages between 271 and 234 Ma. Initial Hf data reveal that the Tierradentro unit shares isotopic characteristics similar to other Permo-Triassic rocks of the Central Cordillera. In contrast, inherited detrital zircons from the Jurassic metasedimentary rocks suggest that their sources are distinct from the plutonic rocks that crop out in the Central Cordillera with Jurassic crystallization ages. Large xenoliths of the Tierradentro unit within the Ibague batholith indicate that the granodioritic magma mostly intruded a Permo-Triassic basement possibly by exploiting the Otu-Pericos fault. The Jurassic metasedimentary belt is correlated further south with a similar sequence in the Ecuadorian Andes named Salado terrane. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/14396-0 - Petrogenesis of a meso-cenozoic arc from the central cordillera of the Colombian Andes: implications on the crustal growth of the northern Andes
Grantee:Camilo Bustamante Londono
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 10/19068-6 - Magma emplacement in a convergent margin: emplacement mechanisms and petrogenesis of a Meso-Cenozoic arc in the central cordillera of the Colombian Andes
Grantee:Camilo Bustamante Londono
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)