Essays about: "Kalahari craton"

Found 2 essays containing the words Kalahari craton.

  1. 1. U-Pb geochronology of the Tsineng dyke swarm and paleomagnetism of the Hartley Basalt Formation, South Africa : evidence for two separate magmatic events at 1.93 – 1.92 and 1.88 – 1.84 Ga in the Kalahari craton

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Geologiska institutionen

    Author : Farnaz Alebouyeh Semami; [2014]
    Keywords : Kaapvaal; Tsineng; Hartley; baddeleyite; U-Pb geochronology; paleomagnetism; polar wander path; Kalahari; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Robust geochronology and well-constrained paleopoles are the main tools for paleogeographic reconstructions. Through the completion of so called barcode diagrams (matching of coeval events of mafic magmatism between blocks) and determination of the apparent polar wander paths, these studies provide a better understanding of the position of continents and supercontinents in the past. READ MORE

  2. 2. When did the Kalahari craton form? : constraints from baddeleyite U-Pb geochronology and geo-chemistry of mafic intrusions in the Kaapvaal and Zimbabwe cratons

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Geologiska institutionen

    Author : Nadine März; [2010]
    Keywords : geography; geology; Kalahari craton; baddeylite U-Pb geochronology; mafic intrusions; Kaapvaal craton; Zimbabwe craton; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Nordost om Bushveldkomplexen i Kaapvaal kratonen finns en mäktig gångsvärm av nordost-orienterade diabasgångar tillhörande ”the Black Hills dyke swarm”. Med hjälp av U- Pb metoden av mineral baddeleyit daterades fem gångar inom ålderspannet 1.87 - 1.85 Ga, där två av dem ger exakta åldrar på 1852 ± 5 Ma och 1863 ± 7 Ma. READ MORE