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U-Pb geochronology of gneisses and granitoids from the Danish island of Bornholm: new evidence for 1.47-1.45 Ga magmatism at the southwestern margin of the East European Craton
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2009 (English)In: International journal of earth sciences, ISSN 1437-3254, E-ISSN 1437-3262, Vol. 98, no 7, 1561-1580 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Danish island of Bornholm is located at the southwestern margin of the Fennoscandian Shield, and features exposed Precambrian basement in its northern and central parts. In this paper, we present new U-Pb zircon and titanite ages for granites and orthogneisses from 13 different localities on Bornholm. The crystallization ages of the protolith rocks all fall within the range 1,475-1,445 Ma (weighted average Pb-207/Pb-206 ages of zircon). Minor age differences, however, may imply a multi-phase emplacement history of the granitoid complex. The presence of occasional inherited zircons (with ages of 1,700-1,800 Ma) indicates that the Bornholm granitoids were influenced by older crustal material. The east-west fabric observed in most of the studied granites and gneisses, presumably originated by deformation in close connection with the magmatism at 1,470-1,450 Ma. Most titanite U-Pb ages fall between 1,450 and 1,430 Ma, reflecting post-magmatic or post-metamorphic cooling. Granitoid magmatism at ca. 1.45 Ga along the southwestern margin of the East European Craton has previously been reported from southern Sweden and Lithuania. The ages obtained in this study indicate that the Bornholm magmatism also was part of this Mesoproterozoic event.

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2009. Vol. 98, no 7, 1561-1580 p.
Keyword [en]
Mesoproterozoic, U-Pb geochronology, Bornholm, Fennoscandian shield, East European Craton
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-127502DOI: 10.1007/s00531-008-0333-0ISI: 000270384600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-127502DiVA: diva2:330464
Available from: 2010-07-15 Created: 2010-07-13 Last updated: 2010-07-15Bibliographically approved

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