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SOUZA-OLIVEIRA, Jailma Santos de et al. Lithogeochemistry and geochronology of the subalkaline felsic plutonism that marks the end of the Paleoproterozoic orogeny in the Salvador-Esplanada belt, São Francisco craton (Salvador, state of Bahia, Brazil). Braz. J. Geol. [online]. 2014, vol.44, n.2, pp.221-234. ISSN 2317-4889.

Studies conducted over the last decade concerning the rocks that underlie the municipality of Salvador have shown a complex geological history with a great diversity of medium- to high-grade metamorphic lithotypes, deformed in several phases and frequently cut by tabular mafic dykes and irregular granitic bodies. The latter, which were the subject of this study, frequently outcrop along the coastline of Salvador and are classified petrographically as monzo-syenogranites. They are classified as subalkaline and peraluminous according to their geochemical data, and stand out for being enriched in light rare earth elements and having a strong negative Europium (Eu) anomaly. These rocks are produced from anatectic melts or through the interaction of mantle-derived magmas with crustal materials. The negative values of εNd(t) (-6.08) corroborate with the crustal character and in the diagrams of tectonic ambience, they are plotted in the field of post-tectonic granites. The Sm-Nd model age (TDM) around 2.9 Ga indicates a neoarchean source for these lithotypes, whereas their U-Pb zircon age (LA-ICPMS) of 2,064 ± 36 Ma is similar to the U-Pb (SHRIMP) and Pb-Pb (evaporation) ages for late-tectonic granites of the Itabuna-Curaçá-Salvador belt. Considering the results of recent studies in the area of Salvador, the monzo-syenogranites can be interpreted as late-tectonic intrusions, since they are affected by dextral shear zones correlated with the last stage of deformation registered in the granulites of Salvador.

Keywords : monzo-syenogranites; petrology; geochronology; Salvador; Bahia; Brazil.

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