Detrital zircon sources in the Ordovician metasedimentary rocks of the Moroccan Meseta: Inferences for northern Gondwanan passive-margin paleogeography

Cristina Accotto, David Martínez Poyatos, Antonio Azor, Cristina Talavera, Noreen Joyce Evans, Antonio Jabaloy-sánchez, Hassan El Hadi, Abdelfatah Tahiri

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Abstract

Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology has been widely used to constrain the pre-Carboniferous geography of the European and, to a lesser extent, the Moroccan Variscides. The latter have been generally considered as part of a long-lasting passive margin that characterized northern Gondwana from Ordovician to Devonian time, and was subsequently involved in the late Paleozoic Variscan orogeny. We report detrital zircon ages for three Early to Late Ordovician samples from the Beni Mellala inlier in the northeastern part of the Western Moroccan Meseta in order to discuss the temporal evolution of the sources of sediments in this region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Developments in the Appalachian-Caledonian- Variscan Orogen
EditorsYvette D. Kuiper, J. Brendan Murphy, R. Damian Nance, Robin A. Strachan, Margaret D. Thompson
PublisherGeological Society of America
ISBN (Electronic)9780813795546
ISBN (Print)9780813725543
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2022

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