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Earth's oldest rocks

Author: Martin Van Kranendonk; Vickie C Bennett; J Elis Hoffmann
Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2019].
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Van Kranendonk; Vickie C Bennett; J Elis Hoffmann
ISBN: 9780444639028 0444639020
OCLC Number: 1055160523
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Section 1: Getting started 1. Early solar system materials, processes, and chronology 2. Origin of the Earth and the Late Heavy Bombardment 3. Early Earth atmosphere and oceans Section 2: Overviews of Early Earth processes 4. Modelling early Earth tectonics: The case for stagnant lid behaviour in Early Earth 5. The earliest subcontinental lithospheric mantle 6. Distribution and geochemistry of komatiites and basalts through the Archean 7. The formation of tonalites-trondjhemites-granodiorites and of the early continental crust 8. Early Archean asteroid impacts on Earth: Stratigraphic and isotopic age correlations and possible geodynamic consequences 9. Palaeoarchean (3.6-3.2Ga) mineral systems in the context of continental crust building and the role of mantle plumes 10. Origin of Paleoarchean sulfate deposits Section 3: The most ancient remnants 11. Earth's Oldest Rocks and Minerals 12. The oldest terrestrial mineral record: Thirty years of research on Hadean zircon from Jack Hills, Western Australia 13. Evidence of Hadean to Paleoarchean crust in the Youanmi and Southwest terranes, and Eastern Goldfields Superterrane of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia 14. Hadean to Paleoarchean rocks and zircons in China 15. The Acasta Gneiss Complex 16. The Nuvvuagittuq greenstone belt: A glimpse of Earth's earliest crust 17. The 3.9-3.6 Ga Itsaq Gneiss Complex of Greenland: Quasi-uniformitarian geodynamics towards the end of Earth's first billion years 18. The Narryer Terrane, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: review and recent developments Section 4: Well-preserved granitoid-greenstone terrains 19. Paleoarchean development of a continental nucleus: The East Pilbara Terrane of the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia 20. The oldest well-preserved felsic volcanic rocks on Earth: Geochemical clues to the early evolution of the Pilbara Supergroup and implications for the growth of a Paleoarchean protocontinent 21. Geochemistry of Paleoarchean granites of the East Pilbara Terrane, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia: implications for early Archean crustal growth 22. Palaeoarchaean mineral deposits of the Pilbara Craton: genesis, tectonic environment and comparisons with younger deposits 23. Early Archean crustal evolution in southern Africa - an updated record of the Ancient Gneiss Complex of Swaziland 24. Geology of the Barberton Greenstone Belt - A unique record of crustal development, surface processes, and early life 3.55 to 3.2 Ga 25. TTG plutons of the Barberton granitoid-greenstone terrain, southern Africa 26. Tectono-metamorphic controls on Archaean gold mineralisation in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa: An example from the New Consort gold mine Section 5: Filling the gaps 27. Paleoarchean gneisses in the Minnesota River Valley and northern Michigan, USA 28. The Assean Lake Complex: Ancient crust at the northwestern margin of the Superior Craton, Manitoba, Canada 29. Oldest rocks of the Wyoming Craton 30. Early crustal evolution as recorded in the granitoids of the Singhbhum and western Dharwar cratons, India 31. Palaeoarchaean crustal evolution of the Bundelkhand Craton, north-central India 32. Paleoarchean rocks in the Fennoscandian Shield 33. Archean crustal evolution in the Ukrainian shield 34. The Palaeoarchaean record of the Zimbabwe Craton 35. Ancient Antarctica: The Archean of the East Antarctic Shield Section 6: Life 36. Implications of carbonate and chert isotope records for the early Earth 37. Archean cherts: formation processes and paleo-environments 38. The significance of carbonaceous matter to understanding life processes on early Earth 39. Eoarchean Life from the Isua supracrustal belt (Greenland) 40. Depositional setting of the fossiliferous, c. 3480 Ma Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton: A review 41. Early Archean (pre-3.0 Ga) cellularly-preserved microfossils and microfossil-like structures from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia - A review 42. Traces of early Life from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa
Responsibility: edited by Martin J. Van Kranendonk, Vickie C. Bennett, J. Elis Hoffmann.

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