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Electrical Structure of the Lithosphere From Rio de la Plata Craton to Parana Basin: Amalgamation of Cratonic and Refertilized Lithospheres in SW Gondwanaland

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Bologna, M. S. [1] ; Dragone, G. N. [1] ; Muzio, R. [2] ; Peel, E. [2] ; Nunez-Demarco, P. [2, 3] ; Ussami, N. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Geofis, Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Republica, Fac Ciencias, Inst Ciencias Geol, Montevideo - Uruguay
[3] IGeBA Univ Buenos Aires, CONICET, Fac Ciencias Exatas & Nat, Dept Ciencias Geol, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: TECTONICS; v. 38, n. 1, p. 77-94, JAN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

We conducted a magnetotelluric (MT) study from Paleoproterozoic Rio de la Plata Craton, in Uruguay, toward Paleozoic-Mesozoic Parana Basin, in Brazil. The 850-km-long MT transect comprises 35 evenly spaced broadband electromagnetic soundings sites. In the Parana Basin, 11 additional long-period measurements were acquired to extend the maximum depth of investigation. All data were inverted using two- and three-dimensional approaches obtaining the electrical resistivity structure from the surface down to 200km. The Rio de la Plata Craton is >200-km thick and resistive (similar to 2,000 m). Its northern limit is electrically defined by a lithosphere scale lateral transition and lower crust conductive anomalies (1-10 m) interpreted as a Paleoproterozoic suture at the southern edge of Rivera-Taquarembo Block. The latter is characterized by an approximately 100-km thick and moderate resistive (>500 m) upper mantle. The Ibare shear zone is another suture where an ocean-ocean subduction generated the 120-km thick and resistive (>1,000 m) SAo Gabriel juvenile arc. Proceeding northward, a 70- to 80-km thick, 150-km wide, and inclined resistive zone is imaged. This zone could be remnant of an oceanic lithosphere or island arcs accreted at the southern border of Parana Basin. The MT transect terminates within the southern Parana Basin where a 150- to 200-km-thick less resistive lithosphere (<1,000 m) may indicate refertilization processes during plate subduction and ocean closure in Neoproterozoic-Cambrian time. Our MT data support a tectonic model of NNE-SSW convergence for this segment of SW Gondwanaland. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/06082-6 - The Paraná-Etendeka magmatic province in Brazil: temporal and petrologic relationships between the tholeiitic and alkaline magmatism and geodynamic implications
Grantee:Excelso Ruberti
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FAPESP's process: 09/50493-8 - Crustal and lithospheric mantle models under the Paraná and Chaco-Paraná basins by merging satellite gravity gradiometry, terrestrial gravimetry and geomagnetic and electromagnetic soundings
Grantee:Icaro Vitorello
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/54006-4 - A computer cluster for the Astronomy Department of the University of São Paulo Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences and for the Cruzeiro do Sul University Astrophysics Center
Grantee:Elisabete Maria de Gouveia Dal Pino
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