Etude géochronologique U-Pb et isotopique Lu-Hf sur zircon du groupe de Turee Creek : implications sur l’événement de grande oxygénation et les glaciations paléoprotérozoïques

Abstract : The Archean – Proterozoic transition at 2.45 Ga is marked by major environmental changes in Earth’s history (atmosphere oxygenation and global glaciations). The origin and the relationships between these events are debated. Sedimentary sequences that record these events have been widely studied in North America (Huronian sequence) and South Africa (Transvaal). An analog sequence in the Pilbara craton in Western Australia (Turee Creek Group, TCG) contains 3 glacial horizons. 3 continental drill cores (Turee Creek Drilling Project, TCDP) were performed in order to investigate the sequence. U-Pb geochronology of monazite and zircon from drill core and surface samples allows to date the first paleoproterozoic glaciation at 2.45 Ga and a second glacial event at ~2.34 Ga. Re-Os analyses of pyrites from the second diamictite yielded an isochron at 2.31 Ga. These results enable to propose a correlation scenario of the paleoproterozoic glacial events recorded on different continents. A ‘Snowball Earth’ would have occured at 2.45 Ga at least on 5 cratons. A second glaciation could have occured at ~2.31 Ga on 4 cratons. Detrital zircons age spectrum highlights age peaks at 2.45, 2.54, 2.68, 2.82, 2.95 and 3.2 Ga. A crystal of Hadean zircon was discovered and indicate the existence of a probable differentiated crust within the Pilbara craton at 4.0 Ga. 70% of the analyzed zircons have juvenile Hf isotope composition, suggesting that the TCG incorporated volcanic material from continental large igneous provinces through the erosion of the underlying Hamersley and Fortescue groups
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Tom Caquineau. Etude géochronologique U-Pb et isotopique Lu-Hf sur zircon du groupe de Turee Creek : implications sur l’événement de grande oxygénation et les glaciations paléoprotérozoïques. Géochimie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCC236⟩. ⟨tel-02138143⟩

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