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Title Sao Francisco Craton, eastern Brazil : tectonic genealogy of a miniature continent / Monica Heilbron, Umberto G. Cordani, Fernando F. Alkmim, Editors.
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing, [2017]

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Series Regional Geology Reviews.
Regional geology reviews.
Subject Geology -- Brazil.
Alt Name Cordani, Umberto G. (Umberto Giuseppe),
Flecha de Alkmim, Fernando,
Heilbron, Mônica,
Description 1 online resource (viii, 331 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Overview; 1 The Sao Francisco Craton and Its Margins; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Geologic Outline of the Sao Francisco Craton and Its Margins; 1.3 Development of the Sao Francisco Craton Concept; 1.4 Book Overview; References; 2 Lithospheric Features of the Sao Francisco Craton; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Crustal Thickness; 2.3 Gravity Modeling; 2.4 Lithospheric Properties; 2.4.1 Surface-Wave Tomography; 2.4.2 P-Wave Tomography; 2.5 Seismicity and Stresses; 2.6 Discussion; 2.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; The Craton Basement.
3 Nature and Evolution of the Archean Crust of the Sao Francisco CratonAbstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Archean Record of the Sao Francisco Craton; 3.3 Archean Assemblages of the Southern Portion of the Craton; 3.3.1 The Mesoarchean Campo Belo Metamorphic Complex; 3.3.2 The Neoarchean Metamorphic Complexes; 3.3.3 Crustal Evolution; 3.4 Archean Assemblages of the Northern Portion of the Craton; 3.4.1 The Gaviao and Sobradinho Blocks; Granite-Gneissic Terrains; Greenstone Belts; 3.4.2 The Serrinha Block; 3.4.3 The Jequie Block.
3.4.4 The Basement of the Itabuna-Salvador-Curaca Belt3.5 Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgments; References; 4 The Paleoproterozoic Eastern Bahia Orogenic Domain; Abstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Stratigraphy; 4.2.1 Basement; 4.2.2 Paleoproterozoic Units; Supracrustal Assemblages; Granitic Rocks; 4.3 Tectonic Framework and Metamorphism; 4.4 Evolutionary History; 4.5 Final Remarks; Acknowledgments; References; 5 The Paleoproterozoic Mineiro Belt and the Quadrilatero Ferrifero; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The Mineiro Belt; 5.2.1 Stratigraphy. Paleoproterozoic Granitic Rocks5.2.1.2 Supracrustal Units; 5.2.2 Structure and Metamorphism; 5.3 The Quadrilatero Ferrifero; 5.3.1 Stratigraphy; Basement; Minas Supergroup; Itacolomi Group; 5.3.2 Structure and Metamorphism; 5.4 Tectonic Evolution; 5.5 Regional Correlations; 5.6 Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgments; References; Intracratonic Basins and Precambrian Mafic Dyke Swarms; 6 The Paramirim Aulacogen; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Stratigraphy; 6.2.1 The Espinhaco Supergroup and Associated Plutonic Rocks; Northern Espinhaco Range Sub-Basin.
Algodao FormationOliveira Dos Brejinhos Group; Sao Marcos Group; Chapada Diamantina Sub-Basin; Serra da Gameleira Formation; Rio dos Remedios Group and Associated Lagoa Real Plutonic Suite; Paraguacu Group; Chapada Diamantina Group; 6.2.2 Santo Onofre Group and Sao Francisco Supergroup; Santo Onofre Group; Sao Francisco Supergroup; Bebedouro Formation; Salitre Formation; 6.3 Structure; 6.4 Tectonic Evolution; 6.5 Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgments; References; 7 The Sao Francisco Basin; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Definition; 7.3 Stratigraphy; 7.3.1 Basement.
Note 7.3.2 Paranoa-Upper Espinhaco 1st-Order Sequence.
Summary The region of the Sao Francisco river valley in eastern Brazil encompasses two main components of the geologic framework of the South American continent: the Sao Francisco craton and its marginal orogenic belts. Cratons, as the oldest, differentiated and relatively stable pieces of the continental lithosphere, preserve a substantial part of the Earth's memory. Orogenic belts, on the other hand, record collisional processes that occurred during a limited time span. Because of their topographic relief, mountain belts developed along craton margins provide however access to rock successions not exposed in the low lands of the adjacent cratons. The combination of geologic information obtained in cratonic domains and their marginal orogenic belts thus form the basis for deciphering substantial periods of Earth's history. Corresponding to the most intensively studied portion of the Precambrian nucleus of the South American plate, the Sao Francisco craton and its margins host a rock record that spans from the Paleoarchean to the Cenozoic. Precambrian sedimentary successions that witness ancient Earth processes - many of them of global significance - are especially well preserved and exposed in this region. With all these attributes the Sao Francisco craton together with its fringing orogenic belts can be viewed as a 'continent within a continent' or a 'continent in miniature'.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783319017150 (electronic bk.)
3319017152 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-01715-0
OCLC # 965772240
Additional Format Print version: Heilbron, Monica. Sao Francisco Craton, Eastern Brazil : Tectonic Genealogy of a Miniature Continent. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016 9783319017143.

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