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Provenance of Neogene deposits of Barreiras Formation in the southeastern Brazilian continental margin

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Dias, A. N. C. [1] ; Guadagnin, F. [2] ; Rangel, C. V. G. T. [3] ; Chemale, Jr., F. [4] ; Oliveira, T. R. P. [1] ; Moura, C. A. [5] ; Pereira, V. Q. [1] ; Alves, J. S. E. [6]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Fis Quim & Matemat, CCTS, Campus Sorocaba, Rodovia Joao Leme Santos, Km 110, BR-18052780 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[2] UNIPAMPA, Campus Cacapava Sul, BR-96570000 Cacapava Do Sul, RS - Brazil
[3] UFSB, Ctr Formacao Ciencias Ambientais, BR-29500000 Porto Seguro, BA - Brazil
[4] Univ Vale Rio dos Sinos, BR-93022000 Sao Leopoldo, RS - Brazil
[5] UFPA, Inst Geociencias, BR-66075900 Belem, PA - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Espirito Santo, Dept Geol, BR-29075910 Vitoria, ES - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES; v. 110, n. 1, p. 233-249, FEB 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The Barreiras Formation records continental-to-shallow-water marine sequences deposited during the Paleogene-Neogene periods in the Brazilian continental margin. In northern Rio de Janeiro and southern Espirito Santo states, the Barreiras Formation preserve alluvial depositional system. The sediments were derived from a source located in the hinterland of the southeastern Brazilian continental margin, where rocks formed or reworked notably during the Gondwana supercontinent assembly are exposed. Detrital zircon U-Pb ages are mostly late Neoproterozoic, dominantly close to 608 Ma. Source rocks of this age occurred within the Ribeira and Aracuai belts and were formed during their main magmatic activity. U-Pb zircon age distribution is similar to the southern and central Ribeira belt. Zircon fission-track ages occur in four main groups, between 429 and 358 Ma, 351 and 274 Ma, 270 and 171 Ma, and 167 and 127 Ma. Complex variation in the detrital zircon fission-track ages is related to the continental crust thermal evolution in the source areas. Older ages also occur between 534 and 433 Ma (Cambrian-to-Silurian periods) and are chrono-correlated to post-orogenic processes after the Gondwana supercontinent agglutination. Zircon fission-track ages between 429 and 274 Ma (Silurian to Permian periods) are related to the formation of the Pangea supercontinent, whereas the predominant zircon fission-track age group, between 270 and 171 Ma (Permian to Jurassic periods), is chrono-correlated to both orogeneses in the Gondwana supercontinent west margin and the Pangea supercontinent breakup. Zircon fission-track ages from 167 to 127 Ma are in the same period as the opening of the North and South Atlantic oceans. Data indicate that the thermal evolution of the source region either during the Gondwana supercontinent and South America Platform stages is complex. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/13792-5 - Evolution study of Brazilian sedimentary basins by zircon fission track thermochronology
Grantee:Airton Natanael Coelho Dias
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
Grantee:Airton Natanael Coelho Dias
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants