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TitreInfrastructure and provenance of Ganderia: evidence from detrital zircon ages in the Brookville terrane, southern New Brunswick, Canada
AuteurBarr, S M; White, C E; Davis, D W; McClelland, W C; van Staal, C R
SourcePrecambrian Research vol. 246, 2014 p. 358-370,
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20140059
Documentpublication en série
Mediapapier; en ligne; numérique
SNRC21G/02; 21G/03; 21G/08; 21G/09; 21H/04; 21H/05
Lat/Long OENS-67.0000 -65.5000 45.6667 44.7500
Sujetsdatations au zircon; datations au uranium-plomb; datations radiométriques; isotopes; modèles tectoniques; évolution tectonique; analyses; roches plutoniques; roches ignées; granites; rhyolites; gabbros; gneiss; etudes isotopiques; origine; interprétations tectoniques; roches sédimentaires; Terrane de Brookville ; Gneiss de Brookville ; Groupe de Green Head ; Formation de Martinon ; Formation d'Ashburn ; Ganderie; tectonique; géochronologie; Paléozoïque; Carbonifère
Illustrationslocation maps; stratigraphic columns; Concordia diagrams; plots; cross-sections
ProgrammeCoordination de IGC-4, Initiative géoscientifique ciblée (IGC-4)
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
The Brookville terrane in southern New Brunswick contains some of the oldest known sedimentary rocks of the Ganderian microcontinent of the northern Appalachian orogen. It includes the stromatolitic metacarbonate- and quartzite-dominated Ashburn Formation and metasiltstone-dominated Martinon Formation, in mylonitic contact with the Brookville Gneiss, an assemblage of low-pressure/hightemperature paragneiss and tonalitic orthogneiss. All of the metasedimentary units were intruded by the ca. 550-528 Ma subduction-related Golden Grove Plutonic Suite. Analysis by LA-ICP-MS and TIMS of zircon grains from the Ashburn Formation quartzite yielded no <10% discordant ages younger than ca. 1200 Ma, a predominance of Meso- and Paleoproterozoic ages back to ca. 2100 Ma, and a few Neoarchaean ages. A sample from the metasiltstone matrix of a carbonate olistostrome in the Martinon Formation contains rounded grains with ages mainly between ca. 1000 Ma and 2200 Ma, indicating provenance similar to that of the Ashburn Formation. However, the sample also contains euhedral grains with ages averaging around 650 Ma, indicating the maximum depositional age. A quartzite/calc-silicate sample from the Brookville paragneiss yielded detrital zircon grains with most ages between 1150 Ma and 2000 Ma, indicating provenance similar to that of the Ashburn and Martinon formations. An orthogneiss sample yielded euhedral (igneous) zircon grains with a concordia age of 615 ± 4 Ma, indicating an interval of continental margin subduction at least 60 Ma older than that represented by the Golden Grove Plutonic Suite. The Ashburn and Martinon formations and Brookville paragneiss are evidence for development of a Late Cryogenian passive margin on the Proto-Andean-Caribbean edge of Amazonia after it had separated from Laurentia by ca. 650 Ma to open the Puncoviscana Ocean. By 615 Ma at least part of this margin had become a subduction zone which remained active during the Late Neoproterozoic-Early Cambrian, part of the Pampean arc system. Brookville and related terranes rifted away in the mid-Cambrian to form the foundation of Early Paleozoic Ganderia, which ultimately collided with composite Laurentia during the Salinic orogeny.
Résumé(Résumé en langage clair et simple, non publié et disponible en anglais seulement)
The age (640-620 Ma) of the two main sedimentary components of Brookville terrane in southern NB has been determined and its provenance assigned to the Gondwanan-related continent Amazonia. Arc magmatism had started at ca.615 Ma. This part of amazonia had to be an arc terrane during this period and hence must also have faced an open ocean. amzonia, thus had broken-out of the supercontinent rodinia at this time