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U-Pb detrital zircon provenance of metasedimentary rocks from the Ceara Central and Medio Coreau Domains, Borborema Province, NE-Brazil: Tectonic implications for a long-lived Neoproterozoic active continental margin
Ganade de Araujo, Carlos E.
Cordani, Umberto G.
Basei, Miguel A. S.
Castro, Neivaldo A.
Sproesser, Walter M.
Total Authors: 6
 CPRM Geol Survey Brazil, BR-60135101 Fortaleza, CE - Brazil
 Ctr Pesquisas Geocronologicas CPGeo IGc USP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
 Univ Fed Ceara UFC, Fortaleza, CE - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
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U-Pb geochronological analyses have been acquired on detrital zircon grains collected from 14 samples in the Ceara Central (CCD) and Medio Coreau (MCD) tectonic domains, separated by the Transbrasiliano-Kandi Lineament (TKL) on the Borborema Province. To the West of this lineament, the basement of the MCD has a tectonic affinity with the West African and Sao Luis Cratons, where Paleoproterozoic rocks predominate. Within this area, three samples of the Sao Joaquim quartzite yielded Paleoproterozic and Archean ages only, with the youngest (206)pb/Pb-207 ages at ca. 1750 Ma. However, the Goiabeira Formation schist, in the same domain, yielded younger Pb-207/U-235 ages around 720 Ma, with predominance of zircons within the 750-1100 Ma interval. To the East of the TKL, the Borborema Province correlates well with the Transaharan Belt of West Africa, where the Paleoproterozoic-Archean basement was affected by a strong tectonic imprint of the Neoproterozoic Brasiliano-Pan African orogeny. Three samples from the region between the TKL and the Tamboril-Santa Quiteria granitic-migmatitic Complex (TSQgmC) yielded younger 207Pb/235U concordant ages (ca. 660-700 Ma), which are 20-60 Ma younger than those of the Goiabeira Formation. Further east within the CCD, eastern of the TSQgmC, six samples yielded two distinct detrital patterns, with some samples showing younger concordant ages (ca. 900 and 750 Ma), while others demonstrate a strong Paleoproterozoic source component with zircons older than ca. 1500 Ma. Finally, one sample of the post-collisional extensional Jaibaras Trough, within the main axis of the TKL, yielded a maximum deposition age of ca. 540 Ma, with a strong source component ranging from 540 to 640 Ma, derived mainly from the TSQgmC. Evidence of a large ocean basin prior to 800 Ma, along the vicinity of the TKL, is well established in Central Brazil and West Africa. We believe that the strong source component at around 800-700 Ma, and possibly also the older ones at ca. 1000 Ma, were shed from magmatic arc systems developed at the margins of the ancient continent which makes up the basement of the Borborema Province. Abrupt cessation of the detrital zircons input at ca. 650 Ma, suggests a change in the tectonic regime at this time, marking the onset of collisional tectonics and main metamorphism in the province. This fact is supported by the ages spanning the 640-590 Ma interval found in the metamorphic domains of the studied zircons which are partially synchronous with the development of the main tectonic and magmatic stages of the TSQgmC. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)