Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Carbon and oxygen isotope geochemistry of Ediacaran outer platform carbonates, Paraguay Belt, central Brazil
metadata.dc.creator: RICCOMINI, Claudio
NOGUEIRA, Afonso César Rodrigues
SIAL, Alcides Nóbrega
Keywords: Oxigênio
Amazônia brasileira
Grupo Araras
Issue Date: Sep-2007
Citation: RICCOMINI, Claudio; NOGUEIRA, Afonso C.R.; SIAL, Alcides N. Carbon and oxygen isotope geochemistry of Ediacaran outer platform carbonates, Paraguay Belt, central Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, Rio de Janeiro, v. 79, n. 3, p. 519-527, set. 2007. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 10 nov. 2011.
Abstract: After the late Cryogenian glaciation the central region of Brazil was the site of extensive deposition of platformal carbonates of the Araras Group. This group includes a basal cap carbonate sequence succeeded by transgressive, deep platform deposits of bituminous lime mudstone and shale. Facies and stratigraphic data combined with carbon and oxygen isotopic analyses of the most complete section of the transgressive deposits, exposed in the Guia syncline, were used to evaluate the depositional paleoenvironment and to test the correlation of these deposits along the belt and with other units worldwide. The studied succession consists of 150 m thick tabular beds of black to grey lime mudstone and shale with predominantly negative d13CPDB values around –2.5 to -1 . The d13CPDB profile of Guia syncline shows a clear correlation with the upper portion of Guia Formation in the Cáceres region, about 200 km to the southwest. The d13CPDB profile of the Araras Group is comparable with d13CPDB profiles of Ediacaran units of the southern Paraguay Belt, western Canada, and the Congo and Kalahari cratons. Moreover, facies distribution, stratigraphy and the carbon isotopic profile of the Araras Group match the middle Tsumeb Subgroup in Namibia, which reinforces the Ediacaran age assigned to the Araras Group.
ISSN: 0001-3765
Appears in Collections:Artigos Científicos - FAGEO/IG

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Artigo_CarbonOxigenIsotope.pdf1,51 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons