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    The geochemical correlation of the East Krkonoše Complex metabasites (West Sudetes, Czech Republic and Poland) - relation to the Cambrian-Ordovician northern Gondwana breakup: A review
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    František Patočka, Witold Smulikowski
Other titles
    Pre-Variscan Terrane Analysis of "Gondwanan Europe" (Variant.)
    Patočka, František
    Smulikowski, Witold
Source title - serial
    Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Geologica
    Vol. 42, no. 3-4
    s. 485-488
    2 obr., 26 bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Acta Univ. Carol., Geol.
Subject group
    krkonošsko-jizerské krystalinikum
Geographical name
    Polsko - jihozápad
    Svoboda nad Úpou (Trutnov)
    Žacléř (Trutnov)
Abstract (in english)
   The low- to medium-grade metabasites are abundant in the Early Palaeozoic East Krkonoše Complex (EKC) which is located at the Czech/Polish frontier. The correlation of the lithostratigraphic units defined in the Czech (southern) and Polish (central and northern) parts of the EKC is based on geochemistry of the metabasites: (1) The greenschists and greenstones of the EKC southern part are correlated with the amphibolites forming small- to medium-sized bodies in the EKC central and northern parts. These metabasites are interpreted as metamorphosed tholeiitic to alkaline WPBs. (2) The largest mafic body, dominating in the Polish part of the EKC, has a southern promontory dismembered along the eastern margin of the EKC Czech part. The constitutent rocks of this mafic body are mostly N- and E-MORB-like blueschists, greenschists to greenstones, and amphibolites. The (1) and (2) rock associations are dated close to Cambrian/Ordovician boundary.
   The similarity in protolith ages and geochemical diversity of the EKC metabasite associations suggest the intracontinental rift development followed by incipient sea-floor spreading in the Early Palaeozoic relams of the West Sudetes. These processes are considered to be related to the northern Gondwana large-scale break-up at the beginning of Palaeozoic
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    17. 8. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012