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Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology can make an extremely valuable contribution to provenance studies and paleogeographic reconstructions, but the technique cannot distinguish grains with similar ages derived from different sources. Hafnium isotope analysis of zircon crystals combined with U-Pb dating can help make such distinctions. Five Paleogene formations in West Java have U-Pb age populations of 80–50 Ma (Late Cretaceous–Paleogene), 145–74 Ma (Cretaceous), 298–202 Ma (Permian–Triassic), 653–480 Ma (mid-Neoproterozoic–latest Cambrian), and 1290–723 Ma (late Mesoproterozoic–early Neoproterozoic). Hf-isotopes have been analyzed for 311 zircons from these formations. Differences in zircon U-Pb age and Hf-isotope populations reflect changing sources with time. Late Cretaceous...

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