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Cratonic basins and the Wilson cycle: a perspective from the Parnaíba Basin, Brazil

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Cratonic basins appear to occupy a specific place in the Wilson cycle, initiating after continental collision and supercontinent development, but before rifting and continental break-up. They do not result directly from the horizontal plate motions characteristic of the Wilson cycle, but from localized, long-lived subsidence. Covering c. 10% of the Earth’s continental crust, most of the preserved cratonic basins developed in the Early Paleozoic after the formation of Gondwana and Laurentia. R...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1144/SP470.13

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
Publisher:
Geological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Geological Society Journal website
Volume:
S470
Pages:
Article: SP470.13
Publication date:
2018-05-03
Acceptance date:
2018-05-03
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EISSN:
2041-479X
ISSN:
0016-7649
Pubs id:
pubs:847643
URN:
uri:da8712f2-758b-4696-8b7a-25d3a357632b
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uuid:da8712f2-758b-4696-8b7a-25d3a357632b
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pubs:847643

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