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Mesoproterozoic evolution of the Nampula Block, N. Mozambique.

By P.H. Macey, R.J. Thomas, G.H. Grantham, B.A. Ingram, J. Jacobs, R.A. Armstrong, B. Bingen, G. De Kock, G. Viola, M.S. Cronwright and E.X. Daudi


The Nampula Block is the largest Mesoproterozoic crustal domain in northern Mozambique, covering\ud >100,000 km2 and constituting one of the most important components of the southern part of the\ud Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (“Pan-African”) East African Orogen. The Nampula Block is bounded in the\ud north by the WSW–ENE-trending Lúrio Belt and by younger rocks to the south and east. The oldest\ud rocks of the Nampula Block, the Mocuba Suite, are a polydeformed sequence of upper amphibolite-grade\ud layered grey gneisses and migmatites associated with intrusive trondhjemite-tonalite-granodiorite and\ud granitic orthogneisses

Topics: Earth Sciences
Publisher: Geological Society of Africa
Year: 2011
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