Special Issue "Formation and Evolution of the Continental Crust in North China Craton during Precambrian"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 4906
Interests: early geodynamic regime; geological mapping; petrology; geochronology; geochemistry
Interests: metamorphic petrology; Precambrian geology; metamorphic evolution of the orogenic belt
The North China Craton (NCC) preserves ancient rocks as old as ca. 3.8 Ga and experienced multi-episodes of magmatic-metamorphic events during the Archean–Proterozoic era, which was a critical period that may have witnessed the transformation of the geodynamic regime on early Earth. In recent decades, the formation and evolution of the NCC during the Precambrian period has attracted growing interest among the Chinese and international geological communities. Significant progress has been achieved in many aspects, for instance, (1) the discovery of ancient rocks and reconstruction of the continental nucleus; (2) growth and stabilization of continental crust during the Archean era; (3) identification of ancient orogenic belts and their tectonic evolution; (4) the role of the NCC during the amalgamation and breakup of the Paleoproterozoic Nuna/Columbia supercontinent; (5) the dominant geodynamic regimes in the Archean era. Hence, the NCC is an ideal natural laboratory to decipher the growth and evolution of continental crust, onset of plate tectonics, as well as architecture of the Archean geodynamic regime. This Special Issue aims to present contributions and up-to-date progress related to Precambrian geology of the NCC, including but not limited to geochronology, geochemistry, and isotopes of igneous rocks, crust–mantle interaction, crustal growth and reworking events, P–T–t evolution of metamorphic rocks, detrital zircon ages and provenance discrimination of the Archean supracrustal and Proterozoic sedimentary rocks, and structural and kinematic features of crustal deformation.
Dr. Jin Liu
Dr. Jiahui Qian
Dr. Xiaoguang Liu
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- North China Craton
- geochemistry and isotopes
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Petrogenesis of the Neoarchean TTG gneisses and granitoids from the Zhongtiao Mountain, North China Craton: constraints on crustal evolution
Authors: Ruiying Zhang et al.
2. Title: Pending confirmation with atuhors.
Authors: Yan Zhao et al.
3. Title: Multiple stage of intermediate-mafic magmatism in the Helanshan areas, northwestern North China Craton and the tectonic implications
Authors: Xiaoguang Liu et al.
4. Title: Paleoproterozoic tectonic evolution of the Lüliang region, North China Craton: insights from geochemistry, geochronology and metamorphism of supracrustal rocks
Authors: Chengsen Lu and Jiahui Qian et al.
5. Title: Petrogenesis of the Neoarchean granitoids and mafic enclaves from the southern Jilin Province: implication for the crustal evolution of the North China Craton
Authors: Hongxiang Zhang and Jin Liu et al.
6. Title: Late Paleoproterozoic post- collisional high-K magmatism in the Trans- North China Orogen and its implications on crust-mantle interactions
Authors: Qiong-Yan Yang et al.
7. Title: The early Paleoproterozoic (2.3 Ga) granite magmatism in Zhongtiao area and their implications for geologic evolution of the North China Craton
Authors: Xinping Wang et al.
8. Title: Metamorphic PT conditions and ages of amphibolites in the Bayawulashan and Diebusige complexes of the Alxa block, North China Craton
Authors: Feng Zhou et al.