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Article: Ages and tectonic implications of Neoproterozoic ortho- and paragneisses in the Beishan Orogenic Belt, China

TitleAges and tectonic implications of Neoproterozoic ortho- and paragneisses in the Beishan Orogenic Belt, China
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Issue Date2015
PublisherElsevier B.V.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/precamres
Citation
Precambrian Research, 2015, v. 266, p. 551-578 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Beishan Orogenic Belt (BSOB) in China plays a pivotal role in understanding the tectonic evolution of the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Despite numerous studies primarily emphasizing on Phanero-zoic events, the existence and significance of Precambrian rocks in the BSOB still remain controversial. Here we report new geochemical and zircon U–Pb–Hf isotopic data for the Gubaoquan ortho- and parag-neisses in the BSOB and the comparable Xingxingxia orthogneisses in the Central Tianshan Orogenic Belt to constrain their age, petrogenesis and tectonic implications. New LA-ICPMS U–Pb zircon dating results of zircon reveal that the protoliths of the Gubaoquan orthogneisses crystallized at 905–871 Ma, while the Gubaoquan paragneisses yielded an age peak at 1040–910 Ma with a maximum depositional age of ∼871 Ma. They are the oldest rocks discovered in the BSOB, mainly distributed in the southern units and interpreted as primary sources for the local Phanerozoic igneous and sedimentary rocks. The intrusion age of the Xingxingxia orthogneisses was ∼1014 Ma. All the Gubaoquan and Xingxingxia orthogneisses show low A/CNK, Rb/Sr and Rb/Ba ratios and similar depletion of Nb, Ta and Ti, akin to I-type granitoids related to subduction. However, the former have much lower Sr contents and Sr/Y ratios, lower light to heavy rare earth element fraction-ation (LREE/HREE = 4.43–10.12), and weaker negative Eu anomalies, related to a back-arc setting at low pressures, whereas the latter formed at high pressures in a continental arc setting. Zircon Hf-isotope compositions in the Gubaoquan ortho- and paragneisses exhibit a large range of εHf(t) values from −3.77 to +5.29, and two-stage model ages (TCDM) of 1.98–1.44 Ga, while those in the Xingxingxia orthogneisses are clustered with slightly higher εHf(t) values (+4.02 to +8.53) and younger TCDMages (1.60–1. 34 Ga). The protoliths of both the Gubaoquan and Xingxingxia orthogneisses were derived from the mixing of basaltic magmas and those derived from the partial melting of meta-greywackes. Based on a review of Neoproterozoic events, the BSOB tends to closely link with the Chinese Tianshan Orogenic Belt and Tarim Craton. They were most likely located in the periphery of the already assembled Rodinia supercontinent.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/216861

 

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dc.contributor.authorLIU, Q-
dc.contributor.authorZhao, G-
dc.contributor.authorSun, M-
dc.contributor.authorEIZENHOEFER, PR-
dc.contributor.authorHAN, Y-
dc.contributor.authorHOU, W-
dc.contributor.authorZHANG, X-
dc.contributor.authorWANG, B-
dc.contributor.authorLIU, D-
dc.contributor.authorXU, B-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T05:41:28Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T05:41:28Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationPrecambrian Research, 2015, v. 266, p. 551-578-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/216861-
dc.description.abstractThe Beishan Orogenic Belt (BSOB) in China plays a pivotal role in understanding the tectonic evolution of the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Despite numerous studies primarily emphasizing on Phanero-zoic events, the existence and significance of Precambrian rocks in the BSOB still remain controversial. Here we report new geochemical and zircon U–Pb–Hf isotopic data for the Gubaoquan ortho- and parag-neisses in the BSOB and the comparable Xingxingxia orthogneisses in the Central Tianshan Orogenic Belt to constrain their age, petrogenesis and tectonic implications. New LA-ICPMS U–Pb zircon dating results of zircon reveal that the protoliths of the Gubaoquan orthogneisses crystallized at 905–871 Ma, while the Gubaoquan paragneisses yielded an age peak at 1040–910 Ma with a maximum depositional age of ∼871 Ma. They are the oldest rocks discovered in the BSOB, mainly distributed in the southern units and interpreted as primary sources for the local Phanerozoic igneous and sedimentary rocks. The intrusion age of the Xingxingxia orthogneisses was ∼1014 Ma. All the Gubaoquan and Xingxingxia orthogneisses show low A/CNK, Rb/Sr and Rb/Ba ratios and similar depletion of Nb, Ta and Ti, akin to I-type granitoids related to subduction. However, the former have much lower Sr contents and Sr/Y ratios, lower light to heavy rare earth element fraction-ation (LREE/HREE = 4.43–10.12), and weaker negative Eu anomalies, related to a back-arc setting at low pressures, whereas the latter formed at high pressures in a continental arc setting. Zircon Hf-isotope compositions in the Gubaoquan ortho- and paragneisses exhibit a large range of εHf(t) values from −3.77 to +5.29, and two-stage model ages (TCDM) of 1.98–1.44 Ga, while those in the Xingxingxia orthogneisses are clustered with slightly higher εHf(t) values (+4.02 to +8.53) and younger TCDMages (1.60–1. 34 Ga). The protoliths of both the Gubaoquan and Xingxingxia orthogneisses were derived from the mixing of basaltic magmas and those derived from the partial melting of meta-greywackes. Based on a review of Neoproterozoic events, the BSOB tends to closely link with the Chinese Tianshan Orogenic Belt and Tarim Craton. They were most likely located in the periphery of the already assembled Rodinia supercontinent.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/precamres-
dc.relation.ispartofPrecambrian Research-
dc.titleAges and tectonic implications of Neoproterozoic ortho- and paragneisses in the Beishan Orogenic Belt, China-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailZhao, G: gzhao@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailSun, M: minsun@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityZhao, G=rp00842-
dc.identifier.authoritySun, M=rp00780-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.precamres.2015.05.022-
dc.identifier.hkuros251555-
dc.identifier.hkuros250548-
dc.identifier.volume266-
dc.identifier.spage551-
dc.identifier.epage578-

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