Archean Accretion and Crustal Evolution of the Kalahari Craton—the Zircon Age and Hf Isotope Record of Granitic Rocks from Barberton/Swaziland to the Francistown Arc

@article{Zeh2009ArcheanAA,
  title={Archean Accretion and Crustal Evolution of the Kalahari Craton—the Zircon Age and Hf Isotope Record of Granitic Rocks from Barberton/Swaziland to the Francistown Arc},
  author={A. Zeh and A. Gerdes and J. Barton},
  journal={Journal of Petrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={933-966}
}
U^Pb and Lu^Hf isotope analyses, obtained by laser ablation-sector field-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry on zircon grains from 37 granitoid samples indicate that the Kalahari Craton consists of at least five distinct terranescBarberton South (BS), Barberton North (BN), Murchison^Northern Kaapvaal (MNK), Limpopo Central Zone (LCZ), and Francistowncwhich underwent different crustal evolutions, and were successively accreted at c. 3� 23 Ga, 2� 9 Ga and 2� 65^2� 7 Ga. The investigated… Expand
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