The Limpopo belt is an example of an Archean, 2700 Ma, continental collisional zone in which the thickened crust (±70 km) has virtually attained equilibrium with the adjacent non-thickened plates by a process of upward movement and lateral spreading of the underthrust, high-grade metamorphosed plates.

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