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Geology, petrology and geodynamic evolution of the …

Geology, petrology and geodynamic evolution of the Paleoarchean Onverwacht Group, Barberton greenstone belt, ... FUNDAMENTAL GEOSCIENCE The Hadean and Archaean Earth T32.15 - Crust formation and recycling from the Hadean to the late Archaean ...

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Geochemical characterisation of the mafic/ultramafic rocks …

Geochemical characterisation of the mafic/ultramafic rocks from the BARB-3 drilling site in the Barberton Greenstone belt PDF version FUNDAMENTAL GEOSCIENCE The Hadean and Archaean Earth T32.P5 - The Hadean and Archaean Earth 3879 Mrs. Nina ...

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Cherts of the Barberton Greenstone Belt Interpreted as …

Cherts studied from the southern Barberton greenstone belt are identified as replacement products of various pillow lavas, pyroclastic deposits, and sedimentary deposits. Silica-filled fracture sys... Quick Search in Journals

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Metallogenesis and ore control in the Steynsdorp …

Metallogenesis and ore control in the Steynsdorp goldfield, Barberton mountain land, South Africa

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Tectonic evolution of the Barberton greenstone belt

Google Earth - May 30, 2001 KML. The mountains around the town of Barberton, South Africa, are rich in both history and prehistory. Referred to as the Barberton Greenstone, these mountains derive their name from their greenish hue, and they comprise what may be the world''s best-known greenstone belt. As far back as the 1880s, prospectors were ...

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The geology and tectonic evolution of the northwest part …

Formations on the northwestern flank of the Barberton Greenstone Belt have hosted over 85% of all the gold recovered from the ca. 3550 to 3000 Ma Barberton Supergroup since early discoveries in 1872. This sector of the greenstone belt also happens to coincide with a complex tectonic architecture resulting from successive stages of folding and faulting superimposed onto a complex lithostratigraphy.

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Sm-Nd dating of Fig Tree clay minerals of the Barberton …

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File:Simplified geologic map of the Barberton greenstone …

English: This is a simplified geologic map of the Barberton Greenstone belt, South Africa, showing three of the major Groups and their interactions as well as the …

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Sm-Nd dating of Fig Tree clay minerals of the Barberton …

Sm-Nd dating of Fig Tree clay minerals of the Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa Sm-Nd isotopic data from carbonate-derived clay minerals of the 3.22-3.25 Ga Fig Tree Group, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa, form a linear array corresponding to an age of 3102 +/- 64 Ma, making these minerals the oldest dated clays on Earth. ...

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Archean geology Research Papers

– Archean tectonics and evolution of the Barberton Greenstone Belt - nearest and dearest to my heart – Martin von Kranendonk – University of New South Wales, Sydney. Colloquium 23.10.2014, University Bonn 3. Heading down early on? Start of subduction on

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Barberton Greenstone Belt

 · Subaqueous to subaerial Archean ultramafic phreatomagmatic volcanism, Kromberg Formation, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa

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DFG

Even though the Barberton Greenstone Belt (BGB), southern Africa, is one of the key areas in the world for understanding processes of crust formation on early Earth, its tectonic evolution remains highly controversial. Modern-style arc magmatism and terrane ...

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Precambrian

 · Precambrian - Precambrian - Age and occurrence of greenstone-granite belts: Greenstone-granite belts developed at many different times throughout the long Archean Eon. The Isua greenstone belt in West Greenland is about 3.85 billion years old. In the Zimbabwean craton, they formed over three successive periods: the Selukwe belt about 3.8 to 3.75 billion years ago, the …

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Magnetotelluric measurements across the southern …

The Barberton Greenstone Belt (BGB) in the northwestern part of South Africa belongs to the few well-preserved remnants of Archean crust. Over the last centuries, the BGB has been

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PETROGRAPHY OF ARCHEAN SPHERULE LAYERS FROM THE CT3 DRILL CORE, BARBERTON GREENSTONE …

Introduction: Archean spherule layers (SL; 3.47-3.2 Ga; S1 to S8 [1]) in the Barberton Greenstone Belt (BGB) in South Africa are considered the earliest evidence of large impacts onto Earth. Spherules in these layers are thought to be molten impact ejecta

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Landsat Image Gallery

 · Ironstone pods in the Archean Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa: Earth''s oldest seafloor hydrothermal vents reinterpreted as Quaternary subaerial springs. Geology, 31(10), 909-912. doi: 10.1130/G19664.1. Barberton Tourism. (2008). Geology.

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Talk:Tectonic evolution of the Barberton greenstone belt

Tectonic evolution of the Barberton greenstone belt is part of WikiProject Geology, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use geology resource. If you would like to participate, you can choose to edit this article, or visit the project page for more information. ...

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Barberton Greenstone Belt Research Papers

View Barberton Greenstone Belt Research Papers on Academia for free. Palaeoarchaean cherts preserve the most ancient direct traces of life, but this palaeobiological testament is rarely assimilated into ecosystem or biome models.

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Chronology of early Archaean granite-greenstone …

1. Earth Planet Sci Lett. 1991 Apr;103(1-4):41-54. Chronology of early Archaean granite-greenstone evolution in the Barberton Mountain Land, South Africa, based on precise dating by single zircon evaporation. Krüner A(1), Byerly GR, Lowe DR. Collaborators: Lowe ...

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The Barberton World Heritage Site, Mpumalanga, South …

This suite of sedimentary rocks is known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt, of which the Makhonjwa Mountain makes up 40%. The world-renowned Barberton Greenstone Belt is a geological wonder made of ancient rock that is nearly 3.5 billion years old and is comprised of three primary rock groups, namely the Onverwacht Group, the Fig Group, and the Moodies Group.

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Detrital Zircon Geochronology of Sedimentary Rocks of the …

Nadja Drabon, Donald Lowe, Gary Byerly, and Jacob Harrington. 2017. "Detrital Zircon Geochronology of Sedimentary Rocks of the Paleoarchean Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa: No evidence for continental crust." Geology, 45, 9, Pp. 803-806.

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The source of sulfur in the Mesoarchaean gold deposits of …

The source of sulfur in the Mesoarchaean gold deposits of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, southern Africa PDF version FUNDAMENTAL GEOSCIENCE The Hadean and Archaean Earth T32.16 - The Barberton drilling project / Early Earth Mineral 4028 News and ...

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The Challenge of Protecting South Africa''s Geoheritage – …

The Challenge of Protecting South Africa''s Geoheritage – The Barberton Greenstone Belt (BGB) PDF version GEOSCIENCE FOR SOCIETY Geoheritage and Conservation T1.8 - Heritage, conservation and management 2986 Mr. Tony Ferrar ...

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CHERTS OF THE BARBERTON GREENSTONE BELT, SOUTH …

A suite of green and carbonaceous black chert interbedded with submarine volcanic rocks from several stratigraphic levels of the Onverwacht Group of the Barberton greenstone belt, from the top of the ~3.48 Ga Komati Formation to the base of the ~3.26 Ga Fig Tree Group have been investigated petrologically and geochemically. Provenance analysis was undertaken using immobile trace element ratios ...

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Ancient microbe-sediment systems of the barberton …

 · In this study for Geology, Frances Westall and colleagues examine some of the oldest rocks on Earth—in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa (older than 3.3 billion years), to answer this ...

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(PDF) Chemical variations in clay minerals of the Archaean …

Chemical variations in clay minerals of the Archaean Barberton Greenstone Belt (South Africa) Precambrian Research, 1996 Theofilos Toulkeridis Norbert Clauer Theofilos Toulkeridis Norbert Clauer Download PDF Download Full PDF Package This paper A short ...

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The oldest granite clast in the Moodies conglomerate, …

 · Early Palaeoarchaean granite clasts in the basal conglomerate of the Moodies Group, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa, belong to the oldest true granites on Earth and document that intracrustal melting occurred early during generation and stabilization of ...

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Greenstone belt

The oldest microfossils from the Barberton Greenstone belt are found in the Onverwacht Group, specifically, in both the Kromberg and Hooggenoeg Formations.[1] Both of these formations are predominantly igneous rock; ...

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Geologic Evolution of the Barberton Greenstone Belt—A …

Semantic Scholar extracted view of "Geologic Evolution of the Barberton Greenstone Belt—A Unique Record of Crustal Development, Surface Processes, and Early Life 3.55–3.20 Ga" by G. Byerly et al. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63901-1.00024-1 Corpus ID

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DFG

The sandstone strata studied in the Barberton Greenstone Belt by Christoph Heubeck of the Freie Universität Berlin are densely permeated by abundant carbon-rich laminations. These wavy-crinkly bands, interpreted as remains of microbial mats, apparently interacted with considerable currents that transported sand and gravel in a coastline or tidal environment.

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HSE and Re-Os systematics of the 3.3 Ga Weltevreden komatiites from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa: Implications for early Earth…

the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa. The komatiite lavas examined are calculated to have contained an average of 31% MgO upon emplacement. This is one of the most MgO-rich lavas currently known to have erupted onto Earth''s surface. Based on

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Chronology of the oldest supracrustal sequences in the …

Chronology of the oldest supracrustal sequences in the Palaeoarchaean Barberton Greenstone Belt, ... PDF version FUNDAMENTAL GEOSCIENCE The Hadean and Archaean Earth T32.15 - Crust formation and recycling from the Hadean to the late Archaean ...

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Publications | Earth History

Emily Stoll, Nadja Drabon, and Donald Lowe. 2021. " Provenance and Depositional Setting of Archean Fig Tree Siliciclastic Rocks in the East-Central Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa. " Precambrian Research. Publisher''s Version. Donald Lowe, Nadja Drabon, Gary Byerly, and Benjamin Byerly. 2021. " Windblown Hadean zircons derived by ...

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Sm-Nd dating of Fig Tree clay minerals of the Barberton …

Sm-Nd isotopic data from carbonate-derived clay minerals of the 3.22-3.25 Ga Fig Tree Group, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa, form a linear array corresponding to an age of 3102 +/- 64 Ma, making these minerals the oldest dated clays on Earth. The obtained age is 120-160 m.y. younger than the depositional age determined by zircon ...

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