Advertisement

Crustal Evolution and the Brasiliano Orogeny in Northeast Brazil

  • R. Caby
  • A. N. Sial
  • M. Arthaud
  • A. Vauchez
Part of the IGCP-Project 233 book series (IGCP 233)

Abstract

Northeast Brazil comprises two structural provinces defined by Almeida et al. (1981). To the north the Parnaiba province includes the São Luis craton as a probable remnant of the West Africa craton in Brazil (Hurley 1967) and the Gurupi belt (Hasui et al. 1984). Most of northeast Brazil belongs to the Borborema province (Fig. 1) which extends for about 400000 km2. The major tectonic feature of this province is a system of sinuous and branched, anastomosing shear zones, which divide the province into elongate domains that often differ in lithology, metamorphic grade and structure, suggesting large-scale relative displacements (Schobbenhaus et al. 1981).

Keywords

Shear Zone Crustal Evolution Mylonitic Foliation Archean Basement Gray Gneiss 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Abreu FAM, Gama TG Jr, Gorayeb PSS, Hasui Y (1988) O cinturão de cisalhamento noroeste do Ceará. VII Congr Latino-Americ de Geol Belém, Brasil, 1: 20–34Google Scholar
  2. Allard GO, Hurst VJ (1969) Brazil-Gabon geologic link supports for continental drift. Science 163: 528–532CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Almeida FFM de, Leonardos OH, Valença J (1967) Review on granitic rocks of Northeast South America. IUGS/UNESCO Symp, Recife, p 41Google Scholar
  4. Almeida FFM de, Hasui Y, Brito Neves BB de, Fuck R (1981) Brazilian structural provinces. Earth Sci Rev 17: 1–29CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Archanjo CJ, Salim J (1986) Posicao da forma ao Seridó no contexto estratigrafico regional (RN-PB) Atas XII Simp Proc Geol Nordeste, pp 270–281Google Scholar
  6. Archanjo CJ (1988) A deformação constrictional nos conglomerados da faixa Seridó. Anais XXV Congr Bras Geol Belém, Brasil, 5:2240–2247Google Scholar
  7. Assunção M, Suarez G, Veloso JA (1985) Fault plane solutions of intraplate earthquakes in Brazil : some constraints on the regional stress field. Tectonophysics 113: 283–293CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Barbosa O (1970) Geologia económica de parte da região do mèdio São Francisco, Nordeste do Brasil. Dept Nac Prod Miner (DNPM), Div Fom Bol 140: 97Google Scholar
  9. Bartels RL, Torquato JRF, Oliveira MAFT (1977) Geochronological investigations in granulitic terrain Northeast of Feira de Santana, Bahia state. Proc VIII Simp Geol Nord Soc Bras Geol Bol Esp Natal pp 18–19Google Scholar
  10. Bonhomme MG, Gauthier-Lafaye F, Weber F (1982) An example of Lower Proterozoic sediments : the Fancevillian in Gabon. Precambrian Res 18: 87–102CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Braun OPG (1982) A structural synthesis of Brazil, based on the study of major lineaments derived from remote sensing imagery interpretation. Photogrametria 37: 77–108CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Brito Neves BB de (1975) Regionalização geotectónica do Precambriano Nordestino. Thesis, Univ São Paulo, São Paulo, p 198Google Scholar
  13. Brito Neves BB de (1982) Sintese da geocronologia. In: Mapa geológico do estado da Paraìba. Texto explicativo. Secret Energ Rec Miner (CDRM), João Pessoa, pp 55–69Google Scholar
  14. Brito Neves BB de (1983) O mapa geológico do Nordeste oriental do Brasil, escala 1/1000000. Thesis, Univ São Paulo, São Paulo, p 177Google Scholar
  15. Brito Neves BB de, Kawashita K, Pessoa RR (1975) A posição estratigráfica do complexo Caicó. Proc VII Simp Geol Nord Soc Bras Geol, pp 289–297Google Scholar
  16. Brito Neves BB de, Sial AN, Patrocinio JP (1977) Vergência centrifuga residual no sistema de dobramentos Sergipano. Rev Bras Geoc 7: 102–114Google Scholar
  17. Brito Neves BB de, Sial AN, Rand HM, Manso VAV (1982) The Pernambuco-Alagoas massif, Northeast Brazil. Rev Bras Geoc 12: 240–250Google Scholar
  18. Caby R (1987) The pan-African belt of West Africa from the Sahara Desert to the Gulf of Benin. In: Schaer JP, Rodgers, J (eds) Anatomy of mountain ranges. Princeton Univ Press, Princeton, pp 129–170Google Scholar
  19. Caby R (1989) Precambrian terranes of Benin-Nigeria and Northeast Brazil and the late Proterozoic South Atlantic fit. Geol Soc Am Spec Pap 230; R. D. Dallmeyer, Ed.: 145–158Google Scholar
  20. Caby R, Arthaud M (1986) Major Precambrian nappes of the Brazilian belt, Ceará, northeast Brazil. Geology 14: 871–874CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Caby R, Pêcher A, Lefort P (1983) Le MCT himalayen: nouvelles données sur le métamorphisme inverse à la base de la dalle du Tibet. Rev Geogr Phys Geol Dyn 24 (2): 89–100Google Scholar
  22. Castro ACM (1987) The northeastern Brazil and Gabon Basins: a double rifting system associated with multiple crustal detachment surfaces. Tectonics 6: 727–758CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Costa MJ, França JB, Lins CAC, Bacchiegga IF, Habekost OR, Cruz WB (1979) Geologia da bacia Jaibaras, Ceará, Piaui, Maranhão. Minist Minas Energ, Dep Nac Prod Mineral (DNPM), Brasìlia, p 108 (Geol Básica 11)Google Scholar
  24. Dallmeyer RD, Sial AN, Long LE, McMurry J (1987) New evidence for polyphase tectonothermal evolution of the Brasiliano orogen, North-eastern Brazil. Geol Soc Am Ann Meet Abstr Progr, Phoenix, p 634Google Scholar
  25. Davison I, Santos RA (1989) Sergipano fold belt, NE Brazil: tectonic evolution during the Brasiliano orogeny. Precambrian Res 45: 319–342CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Davison I, Teixeira JGB, Silva MG, Neto MBR, Matos FMV (1988) The Rio Itapicuru greenstone belt, Bahia, Brazil: Structure and stratigraphical outline. Precambrian Res 42: 1–17CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Ebert H (1962) Baustil und Regionalmetamorphose im präkambrischen Grundgebirge Brasiliens. Tscherm Mineral Petrogr Mitt 8:49–81CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Ebert H (1970) The Precambrian geology of the Borborema belt, (State of Paraìba and Rio Grande do Norte, northeastern Brazil) and the origin of its mineral resources. Geol Rundsch 59: 1299–1326CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Ferreira JAM (1967) Consideraçães sobre urna nova estratigrafia do Seridó. Rev Eng Miner Metal, Rio de Janeiro, 45 (265): 25–28Google Scholar
  30. Ferreira JAM, Assunção M (1983) Sismicidade do Nordeste do Brasil. Rev Bras Geofis 1: 67–88Google Scholar
  31. Ferreira VP (1986) Petrologia e geoquímica de rochas peralcalinas do cinturão de dobramentos. Cachoeirinha-Salgueiro, Nordeste do Brasil. Univ Federal Pernambuco, Pos̀-graduação em Geociências, Centr Tecnol, MS thesis, Recife, 177 pp (unpubl)Google Scholar
  32. Ferreira VP, Sial AN (1986) The peralkaline magmatism in the Precambrian Cachoeirinha-Salgueiro Fold Belt, Northeast Brazil: geochemical aspects. Rev Bras Geoc 16: 78–85Google Scholar
  33. Ferreira VP, Sial AN, Whitney JA, Wenner DB (1988) Petrology and oxygen isotope geochemistry of Brasiliano-age shoshonitic to ultra-potassic plutons of Northeast Brazil. Geol Soc Am Ann Meet, Denver, (abstr) A74Google Scholar
  34. Figueiredo MCH (1976) Geologia e geoquímica da região de Poço de Fora, vale do Rio Curaçá, Bahia. Thesis, Univ Federal da Bahia, Salvador, p 87Google Scholar
  35. Gama Junior T, Gorayeb PSS, Abreu FAM (1988) O granito Pedra do Sal e suas feiçães de cisalhamento. Rev Bras Geoc 18 (4): 424–432Google Scholar
  36. Gorayeb PS, Abreu FAM, Correia JAM, Moura CAV (1988) Relaçães estratigràficas entre o granito Meruoca e a se-quência Ubajara-Jaibaras. VII Congr Latino-Amer de GeolGoogle Scholar
  37. Haddad RC, Leonardos OH (1980) Granitos anelares de Taperuaba (Ceará) e processos metassomàticos associados. Proc XXXI Congr Bras Geol, Soc Bras Geol, Camboriú, pp 2626–2633Google Scholar
  38. Hammarstrom JM, Zen E-An (1986) Aluminum in hornblende: an empirical igneous geobarometer. Am Mineral 71: 1297–1313Google Scholar
  39. Hasui Y, Costa JBS, Abreu FAM (1984) Provìncia Tocantins, Setor Setentrional. In: Almeida FFM, Hasui Y (eds) O Pré-Cambriano do Brasil. Blücher, São Paulo, pp 187–204Google Scholar
  40. Hurley PM (1967) Test of continental drift by comparison of radiometric ages. Science 157 (3788): 495–500CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. Jardim de Sá EF (1978) Revisao preliminar sobre a “Faixa Dobrasa de Seridó” e eventuais correlatos no Nordeste. Rev Ciência, UFRN, Natal 1: 77–83Google Scholar
  42. Jardim de Sá EF (1984) A evolução Proterozóica da Provìncia Borborema. Proc XI Simp Geol Nord, Soc Bras Geol, pp 297–315Google Scholar
  43. Jardim de Sá EF et al. (1979) Observaçôes sobre a estratigrafia e sequéncias ìgneas da Bacia de Jaibaras, noroeste do Ceará. Proc XI Simp Geol Nord, Soc Bras Geol, Natal, pp 28–38Google Scholar
  44. Jardim de Sá EF, Legrand JM, Hackspacher PC (1981a) Contraste de estilos estruturais e metamorficas na Faixa Dobrada Sergipana. Rev Bras Geoc 11: 128–137Google Scholar
  45. Jardim de Sá EF, Legrand JM, McReath I (1981b) Estratigrafia de rochas granitóides na região do Seridó (RN-PB), com base em critérios estruturais. Rev Bras Geoc 11: 50–57Google Scholar
  46. Jardim de Sá EF, Moraes JAC, D’El-Rey Silva LJH (1986) Tectónica tengencial na Faixa Sergipana. An XXXIV Congr Bras Geol 3: 1246–1259Google Scholar
  47. Jardim de Sá EF, Macedo MH, Legrand JM, McReath I, Galindo AC, Sá JM (1987) Proterozoic granitoids in a polycyclic setting: the Seridó region, NE Brazil. Proc Int Symp Gran Assoc Mineral, Salvador, Brazil, pp 103–110Google Scholar
  48. Jardim de Sá EF, Macedo MHF, Torres HHF, Kawashita K (1988) Geochronology of metaplutonics and the evolution of supracrustal belts in the Borborema Province, NE Brazil. VII Congr. Latino-Americ de Geol, Belém, Brasil, 1: 49–62Google Scholar
  49. Kegel W (1965) A estrutura geológica do Nordeste do Brasil. Div Geol Mineral, Minist Minas Energ, 227: 47Google Scholar
  50. Macedo MHF, Jardim de Sá EF, Sá JM (1984) Datação RbSr em orthogneisses e a idade do Grupo Seridó. Proc XI Simp Geol Nord, Soc Bras Geol, pp 253–257Google Scholar
  51. Macedo MHF, Martins Sá J, Kawashita K (1988) A idade da Faixa Oros: dados preliminares. Rev Bras Geoc 18 (3): 362–367Google Scholar
  52. Mariano G, Sial AN (1988) Magma mixing: evidence in the Itaporanga batholith, Northeastern Brazil. RC Soc Ital Mineral Petrol I 43: 555–567Google Scholar
  53. Sá MS, Bezerra FHR, Macedo MHF, Pereira R (1988) Middle Proterozoic supracrustals and Brasiliano orogeny in the southeast Ceara stata: a monocyclic evolution. VII Congr Latino-Americ de Geol, Belém, Brasil, 1: 35–48Google Scholar
  54. McMurry J (1982) Petrology and Rb-Sr geochemistry of the Monte das Gameleiras and Dona Inês plutons, Northeastern Brazil. Thesis, Univ Texas, Austin, p 180Google Scholar
  55. Mello ZF (1977) Consideraçães tectono-petrográficas em sequéncias molássicas do Nordeste Oriental do Brasil. Recife, Dissertação de Mestrado Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 254 ppGoogle Scholar
  56. Mendiguri JA, Richter F (1978) On the origin of compressional intraplate stresses in South America. Phys Earth Planet Int 16: 318–326CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  57. Menot RP, Seddoh KF (1981) Le massif basique stratifié précambrien de Djabatore-Soutouboua: pétrographie et évolution métamorphique. Bull Bur Rech Geol Min Paris 4 (2): 319–337Google Scholar
  58. Meunier A (1964) Succession stratigraphique et passages latéraux dus au métamorphisme de la série Cearà, Anté-cambrien du Nord-Est brésilien. CR Acad Sci Paris 259: 3796–3799Google Scholar
  59. Munis MS, Santos EJ (1980) Prospecto cobre, chumbo e zinco na faixa Cachoeirinha-Salgueiro- relatório técnicocientífico, Companhia. Rec Miner Recife, Spec publ, p 51Google Scholar
  60. Myers JS (1978) Formation of banded gneisses by deformation of igneous rocks. Precambrian Res 6: 43–64CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  61. Nascimento DA, Gava A, Pires JL, Teixeira W (1981) Projeto RADAM Brasil. 21, folha SA-24 (Fortaleza) Minist Minas Energ Dep Nac Prod Miner Geol, p 483Google Scholar
  62. Neves SP (1987) Granitic rocks with trondhjemitic affinities and associated peralkaline granites in the Serrita stocks, Northeast Brazil. Proc Int Symp Gran Assoc Mineral, Salvador, Brazil, pp 169–171Google Scholar
  63. Neves SP, Ferreira VP, Farias VP, Albuquerque AC, Melo EB (1984) Petrologia e análise estrutural de urna área a sul de Santa Luzia, Paraìba. Proc XXXIII Congr Bras Geol, Soc Bras Geol, Rio de Janeiro, pp 2537–2548Google Scholar
  64. Novais F, Brito Neves BB de, Kawashita K (1979) Reconhecimento cronoestratigráfico na região Nordeste do Ceará. Proc IX Simp Geol Nord Natal, pp 33Google Scholar
  65. Pessoa RR, Archanjo CJ (1984) Tectónica de empurrães na região de Tróia, Ceará. Proc XXXIII Congr Bras Geol, Soc Bras Geol, Rio de Janeiro, pp 1721–1728Google Scholar
  66. Pessoa RR, Brito Neves BB, Kawashita K, Pessoa DR, Fuck AR (1986) Contribuição ao estudo da evolução geocronològica do maciço de Tróia, CE. Proc XII Simp Geol Nord, Soc Bras Geol, João Pessoa, pp 75–93Google Scholar
  67. Platt JP (1986) Dynamics of orogenic wedges and the uplift of high-pressure metamorphic rocks. Geol Soc Am Bull 97: 1037–1053CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  68. Popoff M (1988) Du Gondwana à l’Atlantique Sud: les connexions du fossé de la Bénoué avec les bassins du NE-brésilien jusqu’à l’ouverture du golf de Guinée au Crétacé inférieur. J Afr Earth Sci 7: 409–431CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  69. Sanderson DJ, Marchini WRD (1984) Transpression. J Struc Geol 6: 449–458CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  70. Santos EJ dos (1971) As feicoes estruturais da falha Arcoverde, Pernambuco e o mecanismo dos falhamentos do “zona tranversal”. Rev Min Met, Rio de Janeiro, 53 (313): 35–40Google Scholar
  71. Santos EJ dos, Brito Neves BB de (1984) Provincia Borborema. In: Almeida FFM, Hasui Y (eds) O pré-Cambriano do Brazil. Blücher, São Paulo (Brazil) pp 123–186Google Scholar
  72. Santos EJ dos, Coutinho MGN, Costa MPA, Ramalho R (1984) A direção de dobramentos Nordeste e a Bacia do Parnaiba, incluindo o cráton de São Luiz e as bacias marginais. In: Shobbenhaus C, Campos DA, Derze DGR, Asmus He (eds) Geologia do Brasil. Dep Nac Prod Miner, pp 131–189Google Scholar
  73. Schobbenhaus C, Campos DA, Derze GR, Asmus HE (1981) Geologic map of Brazil and adjoining ocean floor including mineral deposits, scale 1/2500000. Minist Minas Energ, Brasilia, BrazilGoogle Scholar
  74. Sial AN (1986) Granite types in Northeast Brazil: current knowledge. Rev Bras Geoc 16 (1): 54–72Google Scholar
  75. Sial AN (1987) Granitic rocks of northeast Brazil. Proc Int Symp Gran Assoc Mineral, Salvador, Brazil, pp 103–110Google Scholar
  76. Sial AN, Ferreira VP (1988) Brasiliano-age peralkaline plutonic rocks of the central structural domain, Northeast Brazil. RC Soc Ital Mineral Petrol 43 (2): 307–342Google Scholar
  77. Sial AN, Figueiredo MCH, Long LE (1981) Rare-earth element geochemistry of the Meruoca and Mocambo plutons, Ceará, Northeast Brazil. Chem Geol 31: 281–273Google Scholar
  78. Silva GB, Gentil J (1969) Geologia da jazida de ferro de São José do Belmonte. Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Inst Geol, Recife, Spec Iss, pp 1–20Google Scholar
  79. Silva Filho MA (coord) (1979) Geologia da geossinclinal Sergipana e do seu embasamento. Proj Baixo São Francisco/ Vaza Barris, Dep Nac Prod Miner, Brasìlia, p 131, Sér Geol 13, Seção Geol Básica 10Google Scholar
  80. Silva Filho MA da (coord) (1985) Projeto Cachoeirinha. Dep Nac Prod Miner, Recife, 1:128Google Scholar
  81. Taylor HP, Turi B, Cundari A (1984) 18O/16O and chemical relationships in K-rich volcanics rocks from Australia, East Africa, Antarctica and San Venanzo-Cupaello, Italy. Earth Planet Sci Lett 69: 263–276CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  82. Torquato JR, Cordani UG (1981) Brazil-Africa geological links. Earth Sci Rev 17: 155–176CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  83. Turpin L, Maruejol P, Cuney M (1988) U-Pb, Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd chronology in a polycyclic area: the Lagãa Real granite and uranium-bearing albitites (south Bahia, Brazil). Contrib Mineral Petrol 98: 139–147CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  84. Zen E-An (1985) Implications of magmatic epidote-bearing plutons on crustal evolution in the accreted terranes of northwestern North America. Geology 13 (4): 265–266CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Caby
    • 1
  • A. N. Sial
    • 2
  • M. Arthaud
    • 3
  • A. Vauchez
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Centre Géologique et Géophysique, UPR 361 CNRSUniversité des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpellier cedex 5France
  2. 2.Dep. de GeologiaUniversité Fédérale de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Dept. de GeologiaUniversidade de FortalezaFortalezaBrazil
  4. 4.Laboratoire de TectonophysiqueUniversité des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpellier Cedex 5France
  5. 5.Laboratoire de Géologie dynamiqueFaculté des Sciences Saint-JéômeMarseille Cedex 18France

Personalised recommendations