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Ordovician A-type granitoid magmatism on the Ceara Central Domain, Borborema Province, NE-Brazil

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Castro, Neivaldo A. [1] ; Ganade de Araujo, Carlos E. [2, 3] ; Basei, Miguel A. S. [3] ; Osako, Liliane S. [1] ; Nutman, Alan A. [4] ; Liu, Dunyi [4]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Ceara, Dep Geol, BR-60115080 Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
[2] CPRM Geol Survey Brazil, BR-60135101 Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Beijing SHRIMP Ctr, Beijing 1000037 - Peoples R China
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of South American Earth Sciences; v. 36, p. 18-31, JUL 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 19

We present field relationships, major and trace element geochemistry and U-Pb SHRIMP and ID-TIMS geochronology of the A-type Ordovician Quintas pluton located in the Ceara Central Domain of the Borborema Province, in northeastern Brazil. This pluton presents a concentric geometry and is composed mainly of syenogranite, monzogranite, quartz syenite to quartz monzodiorite, monzogabbro and diorite. Its geochemical characteristics {[}SiO2 (52-70%), Na2O/K2O (1.55-0.65), Fe2O3/MgO (2.2-7.3), metaluminous to sligthly alkaline affinity, post-collisional type in (Y + Nb) x Rb diagram, and A-type affinity (Ga > 22 ppm, Nb > 20 ppm, Zn > 60 ppm), REE fractioned pattern with negative Eu anomaly] are coherent with post-collisional A(2)-type granitoids. However, the emplacement of this pluton is to some extent temporally associated with the deposition of the first strata of the Parnaiba intracratonic basin, attesting also to a purely anorogenic character (A(1)-type granitoid). The emplacement of this pluton is preceded by one of the largest known orogenesis of the planet (Neoproterozoic Pan-African/Brasiliano) and, if it is classified as an A(2)-type granitoid, it provides interesting constraints about how long can last A(2)-type magmatic activity after a major collisional episode, arguably triggered by disturbance of the underlying mantle, a topic extensively debated in the geoscience community. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/58688-1 - South America in the context of supercontinents: fusion and fission
Grantee:Miguel Angelo Stipp Basei
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants