Provenance and formation model of Ti-Zr placers of Murray basin (southeastern Australia) from SHRIMP data on dating recrystallization crystals

Aleksandr Kremenetskiy, Elena Belousova

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    Reconstruction schemes of formation conditions of those deposits Mindary and Wim-150 were elaborated in the system: bedrock - weathering crust - intermediate collector - placer. For each element of this scheme, distinguishing characteristics of inner structure, types of minor element distributions and U-Pb dating in primary detrital zircons and late recrystallization rims developed on them were studied with the use of methods (Opt, CL, SHRIMP-II, LA, EPMA and others). It was established that (1) in both deposits detrital zircon cores show polymodal values of U-Pb age in the range of 3000 to 1050 Ma (concordant values are 1190-1000 Ma); (2) later recrystallization rims of zircons of Mindary placers and their bedrocks of Kanmentu belt have concordant age of 6000 Ma, and rims of WIM-150 placers and their primary sources of Ballarat belt are of 400Ma. These data suggest that Ti-Zr sands formation within Murray basin had different history in the frame of common model: stage 1 (pre-metamorphic) -- paleosedimentary accumulation of detrital zircons; stage 2 (synmetamorphic) -- metamorphism and deformation with newly formed recrystallization rims in detrital zircons; stage 3 (postmetamorphic) -- erosion of ancient complexes with removal from them of zircon grains with newly formed recrystallization rims and accumulation in MZ-KZ coastal-marine placers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages420
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventInternational Geological Congress (34th : 2012) - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 5 Aug 201210 Aug 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Geological Congress (34th : 2012)
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period5/08/1210/08/12

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