From Rodinia to Gondwanaland: A tale of detrital zircon provenance analyses from the southern Nanhua Basin, South China

  title={From Rodinia to Gondwanaland: A tale of detrital zircon provenance analyses from the southern Nanhua Basin, South China},
  author={W. Yao and Z. Li and Wuzhi Li and Xian-hua Li and Jinhui Yang},
  journal={American Journal of Science},
  pages={278 - 313}
The paleogeographic positions of the South China Block (SCB) during the Neoproterozoic and early Paleozoic are important for understanding the transition from the break-up of the supercontinent Rodinia to the formation of Gondwanaland. Integrated in situ U-Pb ages and Hf-O isotope analyses of detrital zircons from Cambrian sedimentary rocks in the southwestern SCB reveal major age populations at 2500 Ma, 1100 to 900 Ma, 850 to 750 Ma and 650 to 500 Ma, with a predominant group at ∼980 Ma that… Expand
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