Castiñeiras García, Pedro and Villaseca González, Carlos and Barbero González, Luis C. and Martín Romera, Cristina (2008) SHRIMP U–Pb zircon dating of anatexis in high-grade migmatite complexes of Central Spain: implications in the Hercynian evolution of Central Iberia. International journal of earth sciences, 97 . pp. 35-50. ISSN 1437-3254
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/geology/journal/531
U–Pb SHRIMP ages obtained in zircons from the Sotosalbos and Toledo anatectic complexes in Central Spain give new constraints to the evolution of the inner part of the Hercynian Iberian belt. Pre- Hercynian ages in zircons from the Sotosalbos complex (~464 Ma) are well preserved and reveal that an age diversity of the Lower Paleozoic magmatism in the area exists, as previous data on westernmost orthogneisses yield significant older ages. Zircon ages in the pelite-derived granites from the Toledo complex also show an important Neoproterozoic age component which points to a metasedimentary protolith deposited maximally 560 Ma ago. Younger zircon populations in both complexes at ~330 Ma in the Sotosalbos region and ~317 Ma in the Toledo complex indicate an important diachronism between the anatectic processes in both areas but also that these processes are mainly unrelated to the generation of the later Hercynian granite batholith of Central Spain, which could be of deeper crustal derivation. In addition, as migmatization occurred late in the metamorphic cycle, after peak conditions were attained, the age of anatexis is younger than the age of the main Hercynian metamorphic event, which still is not well constrained.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||SHRIMP U–Pb zircon dating; Migmatite complexes; Anatectic granites; Hercynian Iberian Belt; Gondwana zircon provenance|
|Subjects:||Sciences > Geology > Geochemistry|
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2011 13:47|
|Last Modified:||05 Dec 2011 11:22|
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