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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||International Geological Congress (34th : 2012) - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 5 Aug 2012 → 10 Aug 2012
|Conference||International Geological Congress (34th : 2012)|
|Period||5/08/12 → 10/08/12|