Neoproterozoic–paleozoic detrital sources in the variscan foreland of northern iberia: Primary v. recycled sediments

G. Gutiérrez-Alonso, A. López-Carmona, E. Núñez-Guerrero, A. Martínez García, J. Fernández-Suárez, D. Pastor-Galán, J. C. Gutiérrez-Marco, E. Bernárdez, J. R. Colmenero, M. Hofmann, U. Linnemann

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The Cantabrian Zone, in the Variscan belt of Western Europe, has one of the most continuous Ediacaran–Paleozoic stratigraphic successions in the world. This succession has been extensively studied, including several detrital zircon U–Pb geochronological studies on 30 samples spanning the aforementioned time slice. In this work, we present data from three new samples covering previously unsampled time-slices and perform multidimensional analysis on the 33 samples in order to quantify the similarity/dissimilarity among all of them with the aim of detecting potential changes in source areas through time and the role of recycling. The results indicate a continuous source of sediments from Ediacaran to late Devonian times punctuated by a sudden ephemeral change in the Early Cambrian that can be attributed to local causes during the inception of the Paleozoic passive margin.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeological Society Special Publication
PublisherGeological Society of London
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameGeological Society Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0305-8719

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Geology


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