The Paraná magmatism (Brazil) as the villain regarding the remagnetization of the Paleozoic sediments in the basin-half-truth!

Autor Maria Irene Bartolomeu Raposo
Autores Raposo, M.I.B., Ernesto, M., Brandt, D. & Franco, D.R.

The sedimentation in the Paraná Basin started during the Ordovician and ended with the Early Cretaceous magmatic event. Thick lava pilescovered the entire basin, and voluminous dikes and sills occur in the sedimentary sequences, mainly in the northeastern border of the basin. Despite the thermal effect, some Paleozoic sedimentary formations preserved their primary magnetization. The paleomagnetic results from the glacial Aquidauana Formation, an equivalent to the Itararé group in the north-western portion of the basin, indicated that the magnetization is compatible with the Middle-Late Permian age assigned in literature. A detailed investigation of the magnetic mineralogy and the magnetization of other Paleozoic sedimentary rocks led to the conclusion that the intrusive rocks were more effective than the lavas in disturbing the primary magnetization, especially in the low-clay content rocks. The secondary magnetizations identified in the different areas of the basin are not always compatible with the Early Cretaceous magnetization imprinted by the Paraná magmatism. This component prevails in the northeastern area, while a Permo-Triassic magnetization was identified in other areas. The results obtained so far are coherent with the geomagnetic reversal scale for the considered time interval, and the paleomagnetic poles agree with the APWP for South America.

Programa Geofísica
Ano de publicação 2021
Tipo de publicação Artigo publicado em congresso
Nome da revista/jornal 23ª Assembleia Geral da EGU
Localidade Publicação Internacional
DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-16483
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