Late Precambrian U – Pb titanite age for peak regional metamorphism and deformation ( Knoydartian orogeny ) in the western Moine , Scotland

@inproceedings{Tanner2003LatePU,
  title={Late Precambrian U – Pb titanite age for peak regional metamorphism and deformation ( Knoydartian orogeny ) in the western Moine , Scotland},
  author={P. W. Geoff Tanner and Jane A. Evans},
  year={2003}
}
There has been controversy over the number and timing of orogenies in the Precambrian Moine block in the Scottish Caledonides since the earliest radiometric dating in the 1960s. This work challenges a recent hypothesis, that this sector of the Laurentian margin was subjected to continuous crustal extension between .900 and 470 Ma. U–Pb dating (thermal ionization mass spectrometry) of titanite from a calcsilicate pod in the Moine (Morar Group) of the western Highlands gives an age of 737 5 Ma… CONTINUE READING

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