Deep crustal response to continental collision: the Limpopo belt of southern Africa.

D. D. Van Reenen, J. M. Barton, C. Roering, C. A. Smith, J. F. Van Schalkwyk

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Abstract

The Limpopo belt is an example of an Archean, 2700 Ma, continental collisional zone in which the thickened crust (+ or - 70 km) has virtually attained equilibrium with the adjacent non-thickened plates by a process of upward movement and lateral spreading of the underthrust, high-grade metamorphosed plates.-Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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