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Published models for the Limpopo Complex as a whole include Neoarchean (ca. 2.65 Ga) continent-continent collision, Turkic-type terrane accretion, and plume-related gravitational redistribution within the crust. Hypotheses proposed for parts of the complex are Paleoproterozoic (ca. 2.0 Ga) dextral transpression for the Central Zone, westward emplacement of the Central Zone as a giant nappe, and gravitational redistribution scenarios. In this chapter these models and hypotheses are reviewed and tested against new data from geophysics (chiefly seismics and gravity), isotope geochemistry (mainly Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf data), geochronology, and petrology. Among the whole-complex models, the plume-related gravitational redistribution model and the Turkic-type...

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