Record details

Title
    Timing and sources of pre-collisional Neoproterozoic sedimentation along the SW margin of the Congo Craton (Kaoko Belt, NWNamibia)
Author
    Janoušek, V.
    Konopásek, J.
    Košler, J.
    Sláma, Jiří
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v odborném periodiku
Source title - serial
    Gondwana Research
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 26, č. 1
Pages
    s. 386-401
Year
    2014
Notes
    Rozsah: 16 s. : E
Subject category
    detrital zircons
    geochronology
    geochronology (Namibia)
    Neoproterozoic Kaoko Belt
    protolith ages
Keyword
    Along
    Belt
    Congo
    Craton
    Kaoko
    Margin
    Neoproterozoic
    NWNamibia
    Pre-collisional
    Sedimentation
    Sources
    SW
    Timing
Abstract (in english)
   Isotopic dating of detrital zircon populations from metasediments and of magmatic zircon from intercalated metavolcanic layers in the medium- to high-grade part of the Kaoko Belt in Namibia provides first robust constraints on the age of Neoproterozoic sedimentation along the southwesternmargin of the Congo Craton. Dating of detrital zircons from metasediments directly overlying the cratonic basement shows maximum sedimentary ages of c. 1.00 and c. 1.45 Ga, and age populations comparable with known protolith ages from the gneisses of the Congo/Kalahari cratons. Dating of zircon fromassociatedmetavolcanics constrains the age of the earliest preserved sediments at c. 740-710 Ma. Detrital zircon populations from the samples collected from the upper parts of the metasedimentary succession contain only small proportion of grains with ages similar to those from the Congo Craton. These samples show dominance of c. 1.00 Ga, c. 750 Ma and c.
   650 Ma old zircon grains that are probably derived from the Punta del Este - Coastal Terrane (Dom Feliciano and Kaoko belts) that acted as an arc/back-arc domain at c. 650-630 Ma. Neodymium model ages for the samples of metasedimentary cover of the cratonic basement provide another evidence that the youngest preserved sediments could not have been derived from the Congo Craton. Recognition of the Punta del Este - Coastal Terrane crust as a source region for the youngest pre-collisional sediments of the Kaoko Belt suggests that this terranemust have been in close proximity to the Congo Craton passive margin already some time prior to their mutual collision at c. 570-550 Ma. This is in accord with an interpretation that the c. 650-630 Ma arc/back-arc Punta del Este - Coastal Terrane has developed directly on top of, or very close to, the attenuated Congo Craton passive margin.
Contributor
    AV ČR Brno, Geologický ústav
Contributor code
    AV ČR, GLÚ
Source format
    U
Import date
    23. 10. 2014