Ages, Geochemistry and Metamorphism of Neoarchean Basement in Shandong Province

Implications for the Evolution of the North China Craton

  • Meiling Wu

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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About this book


Focusing on issues of when and how Archean crust in the craton was formed, this PhD thesis book presents major research outcomes of field based metamorphic, geochemical and geochronological investigations on Meso-Neoarchean basement rocks from Shandong Province in the Eastern Block of the North China Craton. Based on major findings and new data, the author proposes that the formation and evolution of Archean crust was governed by mantle plumes, not by plate tectonics. As one of the oldest cratonic blocks in the world containing rocks as old as 3.85 billion years, the formation and evolution of North China Craton is still controversial. Therefore this book will be of value to anyone interested in the evolution of cratonic blocks and Precambrian geology.


Archean Crustal Growth Metamorphic P-T Path North China Craton TTG Petrogenesis Zircon Hf Isotope Zircon U-Pb Age

Authors and affiliations

  • Meiling Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45342-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45343-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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