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Basei, M. Angelo Stipp., Neto, M., Lopes, A. Pacheco., Nutman, A. Phillip., Liu, D. & Sato, K. (2013). Polycyclic evolution of Camboriú Complex migmatites, Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil: integrated Hf isotopic and U-Pb age zircon evidence of episodic reworking of a Mesoarchean juvenile crust. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 43 (3), 427-443.


The Camboriú Complex is the only gneissic-migmatitic inlier within the Neoproterozoic Brusque Group supracrustal rocks, in the northernmost part of the Dom Feliciano Belt, southern Brazil. It comprises the Morro do Boi migmatites and the diatexitic Ponta do Cabeço Granite. Zircon U-Pb dating of migmatites and associated granitic neosomes shows that crustal evolution started in the Paleo- Mesoarchean (3.3-3.0 Ga), continued with events through the Neoarchean and Paleoproterozoic and ended in the Neoproterozoic (0.64-0.61 Ga). Integration of zircon Hf isotopic data and U-Pb ages indicate that juvenile crustal accretion was restricted to the Archean and that afterwards intracrustal reworking predominated. The exception to this is the ca. 1.56 Ga xenoliths (basic dike remnants?), whose magmatic zircons have juvenile Hf isotopic signatures. This basic magmatism marks extension of the earlier Precambrian complex. Although the Camboriú Complex is dominated by early Precambrian crustal additions, it was so strongly reworked in the Neoproterozoic that melts derived from it intruded the adjacent Neoproterozoic Brusque Group supracrustal rocks. Because of this strong overprint, we regard the Camboriu Complex as a Neoproterozoic (Ediacaran) geotectonic unit. In terms of its history, the Camboriú Complex most closely matches the Atuba Complex, the basement of the Curitiba Microplate that occurs further to the north, close to the Ribeira Belt, another Neoproterozoic orogen of southern Brazil.



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