Tectonic implications of new single zircon Pb-Pb evaporation data in the Lossogonoi and Longido ruby-districts, Mozambican metamorphic Belt of north-eastern Tanzania = Implications tectoniques de nouvelles datations Pb-Pb par évaporation sur monozircon dans les districts à rubis de Lossogonoï et de Longido. Ceinture métamorphique mozambicaine du Nord-Est de la Tanzanie - BRGM - Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières Access content directly
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Tectonic implications of new single zircon Pb-Pb evaporation data in the Lossogonoi and Longido ruby-districts, Mozambican metamorphic Belt of north-eastern Tanzania = Implications tectoniques de nouvelles datations Pb-Pb par évaporation sur monozircon dans les districts à rubis de Lossogonoï et de Longido. Ceinture métamorphique mozambicaine du Nord-Est de la Tanzanie

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Three single zircon Pb-Pb evaporation dating studies were performed on felsic orthogneisses and migmatites from the Longido and Lossogonoi ruby districts, Mozambique Belt of north-eastern Tanzania, in order to better constrain the geological setting of gemstone mineralizations. Igneous emplacement ages of protoliths ranging between 2636 and 2448 Ma document for the first time the presence of a Neoarchean to Lower Paleoproterozoic (Siderian) basement reworked in the Late Neoproterozoic Mozambique Belt of north-eastern Tanzania. This ancient crust of unknown dimension is well documented farther south, but also in south-eastern Kenya. A shearing event under high-grade amphibolite facies conditions, postdating the Pan-African metamorphic peak at 640 Ma and following nappes emplacement is demonstrated at ca. 610 Ma from metamorphic zircons of Lossogonoi district. In Lossogonoi district, ruby crystallizes during this last stage of deformation.

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hal-00516969 , version 1 (13-09-2010)

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Elisabeth Le Goff, Yves Deschamps, Catherine Guerrot. Tectonic implications of new single zircon Pb-Pb evaporation data in the Lossogonoi and Longido ruby-districts, Mozambican metamorphic Belt of north-eastern Tanzania = Implications tectoniques de nouvelles datations Pb-Pb par évaporation sur monozircon dans les districts à rubis de Lossogonoï et de Longido. Ceinture métamorphique mozambicaine du Nord-Est de la Tanzanie. Comptes Rendus Géoscience, 2010, 342 (1), pp.36-45. ⟨10.1016/j.crte.2009.10.003⟩. ⟨hal-00516969⟩

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