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Detrital zircon geochronology of pre- and syncollisional strata, Acadian orogen, Maine Appalachians

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Bradley, D. C. and O'Sullivan, P. (2016), Detrital zircon geochronology of pre- and syncollisional strata, Acadian orogen, Maine Appalachians. Basin Res. doi:10.1111/bre.12188

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The Central Maine Basin is the largest expanse of deep-marine, Upper Ordovician to Devonian metasedimentary rocks in the New England Appalachians, and is a key to the tectonics of the Acadian Orogeny. Detrital zircon ages are reported from two groups of strata: (1) the Quimby, Rangeley, Perry Mountain and Smalls Falls Formations, which were derived from inboard, northwesterly sources and are supposedly older; and (2) the Madrid, Carrabassett and Littleton Formations, which were derived from outboard, easterly sources and are supposedly younger. Deep-water deposition prevailed throughout, with the provenance shift inferred to mark the onset of foredeep deposition and orogeny. The detrital zircon age distribution of a composite of the [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1111/bre.12188
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