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Standard petrographic (e.g., QFL) and chemical (e.g., bulk chemistry) methods for provenance determination successfully classify approximately 55 to 85% of the empirical data on which the methods are based. New approaches in provenance analysis include: (1) age dating of single zircon grains or rock fragments; (2) calculating the P-T-t paths of metamorphic clasts; (3) interpreting rare earth element distribution and Sm-Nd isotope systematics to infer mantle precursors; and (4) analyzing single groups of minerals; Fe-Ti oxide minerals appear to be an especially promising group of minerals because, despite extensive chemical alteration, intergrowth patterns assist in identifying ilmenite and magnetite precursors....

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