Geochronology of the Sikombe Granite, Transkei, Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa

@inproceedings{Thomas2003GeochronologyOT,
  title={Geochronology of the Sikombe Granite, Transkei, Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa},
  author={Robert J. Thomas and Richard Armstrong and Bruce M. Eglington},
  year={2003}
}
A new U-Pb SHRIMP zircon date of 1181 ± 15 Ma has been obtained from a sample of the syntectonic, gneissose Sikombe Granite from northeastern Transkei (Eatern Cape Province). The outcrops form the most southerly exposures of the ~1.1 Ga Natal Metamorphic Province (NMP). Previously, these isolated outcrops have been regarded as possibly forming a separate southerly, amphibolite facies terrane of the NMP, as the lithological assemblage is somewhat different from those of the granulite grade… CONTINUE READING

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