Pre-carboniferous Evolution of the San Rafael Block, Argentina

Implications in the Gondwana Margin

  • Carlos Alberto Cingolani

Part of the Springer Earth System Sciences book series (SPRINGEREARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Carlos A. Cingolani, Miguel A. S. Basei, Ricardo Varela, Eduardo Jorge Llambías, Farid Chemale Jr., Paulina Abre et al.
    Pages 19-58
  3. Paulina Abre, Carlos A. Cingolani, Norberto Javier Uriz, Aron Siccardi
    Pages 59-74
  4. Carlos A. Cingolani, Eduardo Jorge Llambías, Farid Chemale Jr., Paulina Abre, Norberto Javier Uriz
    Pages 105-125
  5. Augusto E. Rapalini, Carlos A. Cingolani, Ana María Walther
    Pages 127-135
  6. Paulina Abre, Carlos A. Cingolani, Farid Chemale Jr., Norberto Javier Uriz
    Pages 161-182
  7. Carlos A. Cingolani, Norberto Javier Uriz, Paulina Abre, Marcelo J. Manassero, Miguel A. S. Basei
    Pages 183-208
  8. Eduardo M. Morel, Carlos A. Cingolani, Daniel Ganuza, Norberto Javier Uriz, Josefina Bodnar
    Pages 209-220
  9. Carlos A. Cingolani, Eduardo Jorge Llambías, Miguel A. S. Basei, Norberto Javier Uriz, Farid Chemale Jr., Paulina Abre
    Pages 221-238
  10. Carlos A. Cingolani, Victor A. Ramos
    Pages 239-255
  11. Carlos A. Cingolani
    Pages 257-264
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 265-267

About this book


​This book offers a compilation of the global data on the pre-Carboniferous units of the San Rafael block, including petrography, geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and geochronology. It provides an extensive database for a broad range of experts in the scientific community. 

For many years, scientists around the world have been interested in understanding the evolution of Gondwana and its interaction to Laurentia. The southern Pacific South America proto-Andean Gondwana margin is characterized during the Paleozoic by the presence of orogenic belts accreted to the cratonic areas. The San Rafael Block, located in the south-central area of the Mendoza Province in Argentina, is part of one of these terranes (Cuyania). It is composed of isolated outcrops of pre-Carboniferous units (Mesoproterozoic to Devonian in age), Upper Paleozoic sedimentary and volcaniclastic rocks, Permian–Triassic volcaniclastic and magmatic complees and Cenozoic volcanism.


Argentina Cuyania Terrane Famatinian to Grenvillian Cycles Mendoza Mesoproterozoic Basement Ordovician Carbonate Platform Pre-Carboniferous Evolution Proto-Andean Gondwana Margin San Rafael Block Silurian-Devonian Siliciclastic Units

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Alberto Cingolani
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas (UNLP-CONICET)National University of La PlataLa PlataArgentina

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