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Structural analysis of the Itapucumi Group in the Vallemi region, northern Paraguay: Evidence of a new Brasiliano/Pan-African mobile belt

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da Cruz Campanha, Ginaldo Ademar [1] ; Warren, Lucas [1] ; Boggiani, Paulo Cesar ; Grohmann, Carlos Henrique ; Arias Caceres, Alberto
Número total de Autores: 5
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, Programa Posgrad Geoquim & Geotecton, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of South American Earth Sciences; v. 30, n. 1, p. 1-11, NOV 1 2010.
Citações Web of Science: 15
Assunto(s):Geocronologia   Neoproterozoico   Gondwana

The Neoproterozoic (Ediacaran) Itapucumi Group in northern Paraguay is composed of carbonate and siliciclastic rocks, including ooid grainstones, marls, shales and sandstones, containing Cloudina fossils in the eastern region. It is almost undeformed over the Rio Apa Cratonic Block but shows a strong deformational pattern at its western edge. A detailed structural analysis of the Itapucumi Group was conducted in the Vallemi Mine, along with a regional survey in other outcrops downstream in the Paraguay River and in the San Alfredo, Cerro Paiva and Sargent Jose E. Lopez regions. In the main Vallemi quarry, the structural style is characterized by an axial-plane slaty cleavage in open to isoclinal folds, sometimes overturned, associated with N-S trending thrust faults and shear zones of E-vergence and with a low-grade chlorite zone metamorphism. The structural data presented here are compatible with the hypothesis of a newly recognized mobile belt on the western side of the Rio Apa Cratonic Block, with opposite vergence to that of the Paraguay Mobile Belt in Brazil. Both belts are related to the Late Brasiliano/Pan-African tectonic cycle with a Lower Cambrian deformation and metamorphism age. The deformation could be due to the late collision of the Amazonian Craton with the remainder of Western Gondwana or to the western active plate boundary related to the Pampean Belt. The structural and lithologic differences between the western Itapucumi Group in the Vallemi and Paraguay River region and the eastern region, near San Alfredo and Cerro Paiva, suggest that this group could be divided into two lithostratigraphic units, but more stratigraphic and geochronological analyses are required to confirm this possibility. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 04/01233-0 - Evolução geológica da porção meridional da Faixa Paraguai (Neoproterozóico III)
Beneficiário:Paulo César Boggiani
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular