Abstract

Existing age constraints for geological events in the Tanami Block come predominantly from U-Pb geochronology of i) detrital zircons in sediments, and ii) magmatic zircons in granitoids. These constraints have been used together with observed and inferred geological relationships to help constrain timing of stratigraphy, magmatism, deformation, metamorphism and Aumineralisation (e.g. Vandenburg et al., 2001). Ongoing GA/NTGS zircon geochronology is continuing to refine our understanding of the stratigraphy and magmatic history of the Tanami, with attendant implications for tectonic evolution. In this regard it is noteworthy that detrital zircon ages of ~1815 Ma from the Killi Killi formation require either (or both) a revision of existing stratigraphy, or that the so-called Tanami Orogenic Event significantly post-dates ~1815 Ma, in contrast to previous estimates of ~1845 - 1830 Ma. However, detrital and magmatic zircons can provide no direct constraints on timing of deformation, metamorphism and Au-mineralisation, and consequently our current understanding of these processes in the Tanami region is relatively poor, despite being critical to predictive exploration models.
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metallogenesis
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