Citation

Goscombe, B., Blewett, R.S., Czarnota, K., Groenewald, B.R. & Maas, R., 2009. Metamorphic Evolution and Integrated Terrane Analysis of the Eastern Yilgarn Craton: Rationale, Methods, Outcomes and Interpretation. Record  2009/023. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

A metamorphic database covering the entire eastern Yilgarn Craton has been compiled from pre-existing mapping, 14,500 sites with qualitative metamorphic information, and 470 new key sites with detailed quantitative metamorphic data including P, T, temperature/depth ratio and P-T paths. The derived temporal and spatial patterns contrast with previous tectonic models and invariant crustal depth with the single prograde metamorphic event of the long-standing metamorphic paradigm. In particular, there are large variations in peak metamorphic crustal depths (12 to 31 km), and five metamorphic periods can now be recognised. &#149; Ma: Very localised, low-P granulite of high temperature/depth ratio (>50ºC/km). &#149; M1: High-P (8.7kb), low temperature/depth ratio (<20ºC/km) assemblages localised to major shear zones with clockwise isothermal decompression P-T paths. &#149; M2: Regional matrix parageneses with T ranging 300-550ºC across greenstone belts and elevated temperature/depth ratio of 30-40ºC/km throughout. Tight clockwise paths evolved through maximum prograde pressures of 6 kb and peak metamorphic pressures of 3.5-5.0 kb. &#149; M3a: An extension related thermal pulse localised on the Ockerburry Fault and post-volcanic late basins. Anticlockwise paths to peak conditions of 500-580ºC and 4.0 kb, define moderately high temperature/depth ratio of 40-50ºC/km. &#149; M3b: Multiple localised hydrothermal alteration events during a period of exhumation from 4 kb to 1 kb. Metamorphic patterns during each event have been temporally and spatially integrated with the new deformation framework (Blewett & Czarnota, 2007c) by a process of metamorphic domain analysis and using metamorphic field gradients. The continual evolution with time of fundamental metamorphic parameters throughout the entire history have been constructed as evolution curves and integrated with the deformation, magmatic, stratigraphic and mineralization history. <p>Related material<a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=69771">East Yilgarn Craton Metamorphism and Strain</a> - Map.</p>
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2009

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structural geology
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