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Ancient Archaean supracrustal rocks from the Limpopo Mobile Belt

Nature volume 286, pages 596599 (07 August 1980) | Download Citation

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A preliminary study has been made to establish pressure, temperature and water activity parameters for the high-grade metamorphism of the early Archaean supracrustal rocks exposed in the Limpopo Mobile Belt near Messina, South Africa. The results reported here indicate that a significant orogenic crustal thickness up to 30 km was developed before 3,100 Myr ago in the region.

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    • Peter C. Horrocks

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