Origin of northern Gondwana Cambrian sandstone revealed by detrital zircon SHRIMP dating

  title={Origin of northern Gondwana Cambrian sandstone revealed by detrital zircon SHRIMP dating},
  author={D. Avigad and K. Kolodner and M. McWilliams and H. Persing and T. Weissbrod},
Voluminous Paleozoic sandstone sequences were deposited in northern Africa and Arabia following an extended Neoproterozoic orogenic cycle that culminated in the assembly of Gondwana. We measured sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe (SHRIMP) U-Pb ages of detrital zircons separated from several Cambrian units in the Elat area of southern Israel in order to unravel their provenance. This sandstone forms the base of the widespread siliciclastic section now exposed on the periphery of the… Expand

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