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The Precambrian terranes of Yemen and their correlation with those of Saudi Arabia and Somalia: Implications for the accretion of Gondwana

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DOI: 10.1016/S1342-937X(05)70697-3

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Abstract

Most of the basement of Yemen consists of early Precambrian continental high-grade terranes and Neoproterozoic low-grade island arcs that were accreted together to form an arc-continent collage during the Pan-African orogeny (Windley et al., 1996; Whitehouse et al., 1998; Whitehouse et al., in press). The suture zones between the arc and gneiss terranes are major crustal- scale tectonic boundaries. The terranes are situated east of the Nabitah suture and of the collage of low-grade, mainly island arc terranes of the Arabian Shield, but they have been reworked by a Neoproterozoic event associated with island arc accretion. Further east in Yemen are mostly unconformable, very weakly deformed and very low-grade or unmetamorphosed sediments. Thus Yemen provides key information on the broad zone of Neoproterozoic reworking associated with the collisional boundary between western and eastern Gondwana. 

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The Precambrian terranes of Yemen and their correlation with those of Saudi Arabia and Somalia: Implications for the accretion of Gondwana
Series title:
Gondwana Research
DOI:
10.1016/S1342-937X(05)70697-3
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
International Association for Gondwana Research
Publisher location:
Osaka, Japan
Description:
2 p.
First page:
206
Last page:
207
Country:
Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N