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First ever ‘shocked zircon crystal from Mars found

202224 Zircons with shock features have been found at Vredefort in South Africa Sudbury in Canada and Chicxulub in Mexico The Mexican crater formed about 65 million years ago and has been linked to the extinction of the dinosaurs In this case shocked zircons were one product of an impact large enough to cause a mass extinction

Hadean zircon from a 33 Ga sandstone Barberton

2018927 Here we describe a sedimentary layer termed the Green Sandstone Bed dated at ca 3306 Ma in the Barberton greenstone belt South Africa that contains abundant zircons ranging from 3300 to 4100 Ma many of which predate the oldest known rocks in the greenstone belt at ca 3550 Ma

PDF New zircon ages and regional significance for the

New 207Pb/206 Pb single zircon evaporation ages for granulites gneisses and granites in southern and central Madagascar record a widespread Pan

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PDF Detrital zircon in the Huashan Group northern

The εHft values of Neoproterozoic 1000–800 Ma detrital zircon grains in the Huashan Group show a decrease after ca 880 Ma from 135 to185 possibly indiing a transition from

Isotopic systematics of zircon indie an African

2020325 The zircon data from Nagercoil Block are isotopically and temporally distinct from those in all the other blocks in southern India but remarkably correspond to rocks in East Africa that are

UPb zircon age constraints on the vertebrate asselages

202221 UPb zircon tuff geochronology from the Karoo Basin South Africa impliions of zircon recycling on stratigraphic age controls Int Geol Rev 57 4 2015 pp 393 410 101080/0020681420151008592

Zircon Thermometer Reveals Minimum Melting Conditions

Saturation in zircon and rutile depend weakly on pressure and strongly on temperature and melt composition where the latter is expressed as a ratio of ion fractions FM = Na K 2R 2+/Al 3+ Si 4+ where R = Ca for the case of zircon and R = Ca Fe Mg for rutile If the Hadean zircons are magmatic as is clearly the case for

First ever ‘shocked zircon crystal from Mars found

202224 Zircons with shock features have been found at Vredefort in South Africa Sudbury in Canada and Chicxulub in Mexico The Mexican crater formed about 65 million years ago and has been linked to the extinction of the dinosaurs In this case shocked zircons were one product of an impact large enough to cause a mass extinction

Provenance and tectonic setting of Neoproterozoic

201218 Neoproterozoic sedimentary sequences in the South China Block provide great opportunity to examine the tectonic evolution and crustal accretion during this period This study presents U–Pb ages and Hf isotope composition of detrital zircons and Nd isotope composition of whole rocks of the Neoproterozoic sequences from the Yangtze Block part of the South China

UPb zircon age constraints on the vertebrate asselages

202221 UPb zircon tuff geochronology from the Karoo Basin South Africa impliions of zircon recycling on stratigraphic age controls Int Geol Rev 57 4 2015 pp 393 410 101080/0020681420151008592

Sedimentology and detrital zircon geochronology of the

2021630 The Changning–Menglian Belt in western Yunnan China has been widely considered as the remnants of PaleoTethys However its geological history remains waiting for further clarifiion An efficient approach to this goal is to identify the tectonosedimentary environment of different stratigraphic successions within the belt This study examines the Nanpihe

Provenance depositional setting and crustal evolution of

2018611 Moreover complex zircon morphology and comparisons of detrital zircon U–Pb age spectra in a global context suggest the late Neoproterozoic–Carian sedimentary rocks in the haysia Block must have sourced from an exotic source with magmatic activities of late Archean Grenvillian and Pan‐African ages which do not outcrop in the

PDF New zircon ages and regional significance for the

New 207Pb/206 Pb single zircon evaporation ages for granulites gneisses and granites in southern and central Madagascar record a widespread Pan

Detrital zircon U–Pb age and Hf isotope constrains on the

201441 The South China Block consisting of the Yangtze and the haysia blocks is one of the largest Precarian blocks in eastern Asia However the early history of the haysia Block is poorly understood due largely to intensive and extensive reworking by Phanerozoic polyphase orogenesis and magmatism which strongly overprinted and obscured much of the

Detrital Zircon UPbHf Isotopes of Middle Neoproterozoic

2020930 The haysia block exhibits variably negative to positive zircon ε Hf t values at ca 17 Ga consistent with those of the coeval detrital zircons in the studied sample Figure 4 Mostly positive ε Hf t values of the ca 1309 Ga detrital zircons in this study also agree with a large portion of the positive zircon ε Hf t values at ca 1

Hadean zircon from a 33 Ga sandstone Barberton

2018927 Here we describe a sedimentary layer termed the Green Sandstone Bed dated at ca 3306 Ma in the Barberton greenstone belt South Africa that contains abundant zircons ranging from 3300 to 4100 Ma many of which predate the oldest known rocks in the greenstone belt at ca 3550 Ma

Zircon Thermometer Reveals Minimum Melting Conditions

Saturation in zircon and rutile depend weakly on pressure and strongly on temperature and melt composition where the latter is expressed as a ratio of ion fractions FM = Na K 2R 2+/Al 3+ Si 4+ where R = Ca for the case of zircon and R = Ca Fe Mg for rutile If the Hadean zircons are magmatic as is clearly the case for

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South African court blocks Shells oil exploration

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PDF New zircon ages and regional significance for the

New 207Pb/206 Pb single zircon evaporation ages for granulites gneisses and granites in southern and central Madagascar record a widespread Pan

Isotopic systematics of zircon indie an African

2020325 The zircon data from Nagercoil Block are isotopically and temporally distinct from those in all the other blocks in southern India but remarkably correspond to rocks in East Africa that are

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PDF The History of GranuliteFacies Metamorphism and

Province of South Africa flourished as a copper mining At least three deformation events are related to the district for some 140 years It is loed in the NMC magmatic and metamorphic

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