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Evidence from detrital zircons for the existence of continental crust and oceans on the Earth 4.4 Gyr ago
No crustal rocks are known to have survived since the time of the intense meteor bombardment that affected Earth between its formation about 4,550 Myr ago and 4,030 Myr, the age of the oldest knownExpand
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Late Archean to Paleoproterozoic evolution of the North China Craton: key issues revisited
Abstract A recently proposed model for the evolution of the North China Craton envisages discrete Eastern and Western Blocks that developed independently during the Archean and collided along theExpand
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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
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Geochronology of the Phanerozoic granitoids in northeastern China
Abstract Northeast (NE) China is characterized by immense volumes of granitic rocks, exposed over an area of ∼200,000 km 2 . Although the precise geochronological framework was not clear, it wasExpand
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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
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A Paleo-Mesoproterozoic supercontinent: assembly, growth and breakup
Abstract Geological and paleomagnetic data support the hypothesis that a Paleo-Mesoproterozoic supercontinent, referred to as Columbia, existed before the formation of Rodinia. This pre-RodiniaExpand
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A-type granites in northeastern China: age and geochemical constraints on their petrogenesis
Abstract A-type granites are widely distributed in northeastern China (NE China). They were emplaced during three major episodes (the Permian, late Triassic to early Jurassic, and early Cretaceous)Expand
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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
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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
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Age and evolution of a late Archean to Paleoproterozoic upper to lower crustal section in the Wutaishan/Hengshan/Fuping terrain of northern China
Abstract The Taihangshan–Wutaishan area forms part of the central North China Craton and consists of three main components: the Hengshan and Fuping complexes, containing predominantly ductilelyExpand
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