Next Article in Journal
Constraints on the Petrogenesis and Metallogenic Setting of Lamprophyres in the World-Class Zhuxi W–Cu Skarn Deposit, South China
Next Article in Special Issue
Detrital-Zircon Age Spectra of Neoproterozoic-Paleozoic Sedimentary Rocks from the Ereendavaa Terrane in NE Mongolia: Implications for the Early-Stage Evolution of the Ereendavaa Terrane and the Mongol-Okhotsk Ocean
Previous Article in Journal
Cement Render and Mortar and Their Damages Due to Salt Crystallization in the Holy Trinity Church, Dominicans Monastery in Cracow, Poland
Previous Article in Special Issue
Role of the Down-Bending Plate as a Detrital Source in Convergent Systems Revealed by U–Pb Dating of Zircon Grains: Insights from the Southern Andes and Western Italian Alps
Open AccessArticle

Comparison of Detrital Zircon U-Pb and Muscovite 40Ar/39Ar Ages in the Yangtze Sediment: Implications for Provenance Studies

1
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
2
Department of Earth Sciences, Cluster Geology and Geochemistry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3
School of Geography and Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Minerals 2020, 10(7), 643; https://doi.org/10.3390/min10070643
Received: 30 June 2020 / Revised: 15 July 2020 / Accepted: 17 July 2020 / Published: 20 July 2020
Detrital zircon U-Pb and muscovite 40Ar/39Ar dating are useful tools for investigating sediment provenance and regional tectonic histories. However, the two types of data from same sample do not necessarily give consistent results. Here, we compare published detrital muscovite 40Ar/39Ar and zircon U-Pb ages of modern sands from the Yangtze River to reveal potential factors controlling differences in their provenance age signals. Detrital muscovite 40Ar/39Ar ages of the major tributaries and main trunk suggest that the Dadu River is a dominant sediment contributor to the lower Yangtze. However, detrital zircon data suggest that the Yalong, Dadu, and Min rivers are the most important sediment suppliers. This difference could be caused by combined effects of lower reaches dilution, laser spot location on zircons and difference in closure temperature and durability between muscovite and zircon. The bias caused by sediment laser spot targeting a core or rim of zircon and zircon reworking should be considered in provenance studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: zircon U-Pb ages; muscovite 40Ar/39Ar ages; sediment provenance; Yangtze River zircon U-Pb ages; muscovite 40Ar/39Ar ages; sediment provenance; Yangtze River
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Sun, X.; Kuiper, K.F.; Tian, Y.; Li, C.; Zhang, Z.; Wijbrans, J.R. Comparison of Detrital Zircon U-Pb and Muscovite 40Ar/39Ar Ages in the Yangtze Sediment: Implications for Provenance Studies. Minerals 2020, 10, 643. https://doi.org/10.3390/min10070643

AMA Style

Sun X, Kuiper KF, Tian Y, Li C, Zhang Z, Wijbrans JR. Comparison of Detrital Zircon U-Pb and Muscovite 40Ar/39Ar Ages in the Yangtze Sediment: Implications for Provenance Studies. Minerals. 2020; 10(7):643. https://doi.org/10.3390/min10070643

Chicago/Turabian Style

Sun, Xilin; Kuiper, Klaudia F.; Tian, Yuntao; Li, Chang’an; Zhang, Zengjie; Wijbrans, Jan R. 2020. "Comparison of Detrital Zircon U-Pb and Muscovite 40Ar/39Ar Ages in the Yangtze Sediment: Implications for Provenance Studies" Minerals 10, no. 7: 643. https://doi.org/10.3390/min10070643

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop