Early Cretaceous subduction of continental crust at the Diego de Almagro archipelago, southern Chile

Francisco Hervé, C. Mark Fanning

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In the Diego de Almagro archipelago of southern Chile, a quartz rich mica schist and a mylonitized granite contain Late Jurassic zircons of ca 166 and 170 Ma respectively. These rocks were metamorphosed during the Cretaceous in a subduction zone environment, which developed blueschist assemblages in metabasalts interleaved with the mica schist. The dated rocks were probably part of the acid large igneous province developed in southwestern Gondwanaland during the extensional phase which preceded the dismembering of the supercontinent. They constitute evidence that tectonic erosion of the margin occurred, as these siliceous igneous rocks, formed in the South American upper plate, were transported in the subduction zone to some 20 km depth prior to their exhumation. These rocks are in tectonic contact through the Seno Arcabuz shear zone, with late Permian turbidites of the Duque de York complex, which did not undergo blueschist metamorphism.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)285-289
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónEpisodes
Volumen26
N.º4
EstadoPublished - dic 2003

Huella dactilar

continental crust
archipelago
blueschist
subduction
Cretaceous
mica
schist
subduction zone
rock
metabasalt
tectonics
large igneous province
supercontinent
exhumation
igneous rock
shear zone
Permian
zircon
metamorphism
granite

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Resultado de la investigación: Article

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