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Archean blocks and their boundaries in the North China Craton: lithological, geochemical, structural and P–T path constraints and tectonic evolution
An examination of lithological, geochemical, geochronological, structural and metamorphic P–T path data suggests that the basement of the North China Craton can be divided into Eastern and WesternExpand
Review of global 2.1-1.8 Ga orogens: implications for a pre-Rodinia supercontinent
Abstract Available lithostratigraphic, tectonothermal, geochronological and paleomagnetic data from 2.1–1.8 Ga collisional orogens and related cratonic blocks around the world have establishedExpand
Terra Australis Orogen: Rodinia breakup and development of the Pacific and Iapetus margins of Gondwana during the Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic
Abstract The Pacific Ocean formed through Neoproterozoic rifting of Rodinia and despite a long history of plate convergence, this ocean has never subsequently closed. The record of ocean openingExpand
A Change in the Geodynamics of Continental Growth 3 Billion Years Ago
Continental Growth Spurts The appearance and persistence of continents through geologic time has influenced most processes on Earth, from the evolution of new species to the climate. The relativeExpand
Metamorphism of basement rocks in the Central Zone of the North China Craton: implications for Paleoproterozoic tectonic evolution
Abstract Lithological, structural, metamorphic and geochronological data for the North China Craton enable its division into the Western and Eastern Blocks of Archean to Paleoproterozoic ageExpand
Precambrian geology of China
Abstract China contains three major Precambrian blocks, the North China, South China and Tarim cratons, separated and sutured by Phanerozoic orogenic belts. The North China Craton (NCC) containsExpand
Amalgamation of the North China Craton: Key issues and discussion
Abstract Geological and geophysical data indicate that the Precambrian basement of the North China Craton (NCC) formed by amalgamation of a number of micro-continental blocks. The number of blocks,Expand
The generation and evolution of the continental crust
Abstract: The continental crust is the archive of the geological history of the Earth. Only 7% of the crust is older than 2.5 Ga, and yet significantly more crust was generated before 2.5 Ga thanExpand
Opening Iapetus: Constraints from the Laurentian margin in Newfoundland
Late Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian geologic, geochronologic, and paleomagnetic data from along the Iapetus margin of Laurentia may be reconciled within a multistage rift history that involved anExpand
Thermal evolution of Archean basement rocks from the eastern part of the North China craton and its bearing on tectonic setting
The basement rocks in the eastern zone of the North China craton are composed predominantly of pretectonic tonalitic-trondhjemitic-granodioritic gneisses and syntectonic granitoids, with rafts ofExpand