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Mesoproterozoic evolution of the Nampula Block, N. Mozambique.

Macey, P.H.; Thomas, R.J.; Grantham, G.H.; Ingram, B.A.; Jacobs, J.; Armstrong, R.A.; Bingen, B.; De Kock, G.; Viola, G.; Cronwright, M.S.; Daudi, E.X.. 2011 Mesoproterozoic evolution of the Nampula Block, N. Mozambique. In: 23rd Colloquium of African Geology, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-14 Jan 2011. Geological Society of Africa, 249. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The Nampula Block is the largest Mesoproterozoic crustal domain in northern Mozambique, covering >100,000 km2 and constituting one of the most important components of the southern part of the Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (“Pan-African”) East African Orogen. The Nampula Block is bounded in the north by the WSW–ENE-trending Lúrio Belt and by younger rocks to the south and east. The oldest rocks of the Nampula Block, the Mocuba Suite, are a polydeformed sequence of upper amphibolite-grade layered grey gneisses and migmatites associated with intrusive trondhjemite-tonalite-granodiorite and granitic orthogneisses.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > BGS Corporate
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 16 Mar 2011 14:40
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/13773

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