Abstract

A decade of U–Pb dating of zircon and monazite from high-grade metamorphic rocks in the Kapuskasing uplift has identified a series of magmatic and metamorphic events between 2700 and 2585 Ma, and indicates that the onset of regional granulite metamorphism took place at mid-crustal levels of the southern Superior craton ca. 2660 Ma. New U–Pb ages for zircon and monazite have been used to constrain the age of ductile deformation fabrics at two sites in the Ivanhoe Lake fault zone, the structure along which the granulite-facies Kapuskasing structural zone was uplifted. These results suggest that the fault zone was probably active in the late Archean (as young as 2630 Ma) and again at approximately 2500 Ma.

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