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Title: Transamazonian orogeny in the Southern São Francisco craton region, Minas Gerais, Brazil : evidence for paleoproterozoic collision and collapse in the Quadrilátero Ferrı́fero.
Authors: Alkmim, Fernando Flecha de
Marshak, Stephen
Keywords: Orogenic collapse
Proterozoic
Orogeny
Brazil
Collision tectonics
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: ALKMIM, F. F. de; MARSHAK, S. Transamazonian orogeny in the Southern São Francisco craton region, Minas Gerais, Brazil : evidence for paleoproterozoic collision and collapse in the Quadrilátero Ferrı́fero. Precambrian Research, v. 90, n. 1-2, p. 29-58, jun. 1998. Disponível em: <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301926898000321>. Acesso em: 05 dez. 2012.
Abstract: The Paleoproterozoic Transamazonian orogeny yielded a series of discrete orogens in Brazil. The present field study in the Quadrilátero Ferrı́fero (QF) indicates that the southern São Francisco craton region of the Brazilian highlands preserves a portion of one of these orogens. Two sets of Transamazonian structures occur in this region. The first consists of northwest-verging folds and thrusts affecting supracrustal sequences. It is suggested that this set formed in a fold-thrust belt setting shortly after 2.125 Ga, during the closure of a passive-margin basin that had initiated along the margins of a preexisting continental mass at ca 2.5 Ga. The second set consists of structures defining the prominent dome-and-keel architecture of the QF. This set, a consequence of the emplacement of basement domes against supracrustal rocks at 2.095 Ga, may reflect the consequences of orogenic collapse. Narrow, conglomerate-filled intermontane basins may have formed coevally with dome emplacement. Formation of an ocean basin east of the present-day São Francisco craton eventually occurred in Late Mesoproterozoic. In effect, the Transamazonian orogen of the QF represents the collision and collapse stages of a Paleoproterozoic Wilson cycle. The contractional phase of the Transamazonian orogeny probably represents accretion of an offshore arc to the eastern and southeastern margin of the present-day São Francisco craton region. The arc, and an associated suture, may be traced in the Brasiliano (Pan African) orogen east of the São Francisco craton, northwards into the northeastern lobe of the São Francisco craton. Clearly, initial assembly of crustal blocks to form a larger continent involving South America occurred during the Paleoproterozoic (2.1 Ga). Post-Transamazonian rifting of this continent created the basins which were later inverted during the Brasiliano assembly of Gondwana.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/2003
ISSN: 03019268
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