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|Casey Luskin has a really real publication;|
Luskin, C., Wilson, A., Gold, D. and Hofmann, A., 2019. The Pongola Supergroup: Mesoarchaean Deposition Following Kaapvaal Craton Stabilization. In The Archaean Geology of the Kaapvaal Craton, Southern Africa (pp. 225-254). Springer, Cham.
Tauxe, L., Luskin, C., Selkin, P., Gans, P. and Calvert, A., 2004. Paleomagnetic results from the Snake River Plain: Contribution to the time‐averaged field global database. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 5(8).
Abstract of the Luskin et. al., 2019:
|The Pongola Supergroup, deposited between 2.99 and 2.87 Ga on the southeast margin of the Kaapvaal Craton, is one of the least tectonically disturbed Mesoarchaean supracrustal sequences on Earth. Two groups comprise the Pongola Supergroup: the lower Nsuze Group, dominated by volcanic rocks ranging from basalt to basalt-andesite through intermediate to rhyolite compositions, and the upper Mozaan Group, dominated by sedimentary units, which may correlate with portions of the Witwatersrand Supergroup. Pongola Supergroup rocks are largely pristine, frequently preserving original sedimentary and volcanic structures and primary compositions. The depositional environment was an epicontinental sea subjected to sea-level oscillations, resulting in predominantly marginal marine siliciclastic deposits. BIFs, stromatolitic carbonates, glacial diamictites, Mn-rich shales and palaeosols elucidate Mesoarchaean surface processes and suggest shallow-marine oxygen oases under an anoxic atmosphere. The tectonic setting involved a marginal basin undergoing progressive thermal subsidence after magmatism. Palaeomagnetic results are inconsistent but suggest that the Kaapvaal Craton underwent significant wandering. The Pongola Supergroup exhibits two dominant structural domains, including north–northwest-trending rifts and thrust-related structures in the Northern and Central domains, and east–west-trending folds and thrust faults in the south. Economically, the Pongola Supergroup is insignificant apart from small gold deposits, and subeconomic deposits of iron, manganese and uranium.|
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