U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of sedimentary rocks in NE Vietnam: Implication for Early and Middle Devoni-an Palaeogeography

Königshof P., Linnemann U., Ta Hoa Phuong


Rocks of the Do Son Peninsula in NE Vietnam are mainly composed of Paleozoic siliciclastics. The overall sedimentary record represents fluvial to deltaic prograding deposits close to a shoreline. We present detrital zircon U-Pb analytical results from two samples, the Van Canh and the Van Huong Formations (east Red River Basin). Zircons were analyzed for U, Th, and Pb isotopes by LA-SF ICP-MS techniques. The youngest zircon of each formation provides maximum ages of sedimentation at 407.1 ± 9.5 Ma and 406.3 ± 4.0 Ma. The zircon cluster of both samples supports the postulated position of NE Vietnam close to the western Himalaya.


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U-Pb detrital zircon, Palaeogeography, Terrane, Van Huong, Van Canh Formations, Vietnam


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