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Space-time relation of post-collisional granitic magmatism in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil: U-Pb LA-MC-ICP-MS zircon geochronology of coeval mafic-felsic magmatism related to the Major Gercino Shear Zone

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Florisbal, Luana Moreira [1] ; Janasi, Valdecir de Assis [1] ; Bitencourt, Maria de Fatima [2] ; Heaman, Larry M. [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, Inst Geociencias, Ctr Estudos Petrol & Geoquim, BR-91500000 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[3] Univ Alberta, Dept Earth & Atmospher Sci, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3 - Canada
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Precambrian Research; v. 216, p. 132-151, OCT 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 27

LA-MC-ICP-MS U-Pb zircon dating was performed on syntectonic, early post-collisional granitic and associated mafic rocks that are intrusive in the Brusque Metamorphic Complex and in the Florianopolis Batholith, major tectonic domains separated by the Neoproterozoic Major Gercino Shear Zone (MGSZ) in south Brazil. The inferred ages of magmatic crystallization are consistent with field relationships, and show that the syntectonic granites from both domains are similar, with ages around 630-620 Ma for high-K calc-alkaline metaluminous granites and ca. 610 Ma for slightly peraluminous granites. Although ca. 650 Ma inherited zircon components are identified in granites from both domains, important contrasts on the crustal architecture in each domain are revealed by the patterns of zircon inheritance, indicating different crustal sources for the granites in each domain. The granites from the southern domain (Floriandpolis Batholith) have essentially Neoproterozoic (650-700 Ma and 900-950 Ma) inheritance; with a single 2.0-2.2 Ga inherited age obtained in the peraluminous Mariscal Granite. In the northern Brusque Metamorphic Complex, the metaluminous Rio Pequeno Granite and associated mafic rocks have scarce inherited cores with ages around 1.65 Ga, whereas the slightly peraluminous Serra dos Macacos Granite has abundant Paleoproterozoic (1.8-2.2 Ga) and Archean (2.9-3.4 Ga) inherited zircons. Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that the MGSZ separates domains with distinct geologic evolution; however, the contemporaneity of 630-610 Ma granitic magmatism with similar structural and geochemical patterns on both sides of this major shear zone indicates that these domains were already part of a single continental mass at 630 Ma, reinforcing the post-collisional character of these granites. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/02387-9 - Petrogenesis of contemporary felsic-mafic rock associations: an integration of geochemistry and structural geology in post-collision sintectonic granites of Santa Catarina
Grantee:Luana Moreira Florisbal
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 07/00635-5 - Contributions from the mantle and different crust reservoirs to the Neoproterozoic granitic magmatism in SE Brazil
Grantee:Valdecir de Assis Janasi
Support type: Regular Research Grants