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Testing models of pre-GOE environmental oxidation: a Paleoproterozoic marine signal in platform dolomites of the Tongwane Formation (South Africa)

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Testing models of pre-GOE environmental oxidation : a Paleoproterozoic marine signal in platform dolomites of the Tongwane Formation (South Africa). / Warke, Matthew R.; Schröder, Stefan; Strauss, Harald.

In: Precambrian Research, Vol. 313, 08.2018, p. 205-220.

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Warke, MR, Schröder, S & Strauss, H 2018, 'Testing models of pre-GOE environmental oxidation: a Paleoproterozoic marine signal in platform dolomites of the Tongwane Formation (South Africa)', Precambrian Research, vol. 313, pp. 205-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.04.015

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Warke, M. R., Schröder, S., & Strauss, H. (2018). Testing models of pre-GOE environmental oxidation: a Paleoproterozoic marine signal in platform dolomites of the Tongwane Formation (South Africa). Precambrian Research, 313, 205-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.04.015

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Warke MR, Schröder S, Strauss H. Testing models of pre-GOE environmental oxidation: a Paleoproterozoic marine signal in platform dolomites of the Tongwane Formation (South Africa). Precambrian Research. 2018 Aug;313:205-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.04.015

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Warke, Matthew R. ; Schröder, Stefan ; Strauss, Harald. / Testing models of pre-GOE environmental oxidation : a Paleoproterozoic marine signal in platform dolomites of the Tongwane Formation (South Africa). In: Precambrian Research. 2018 ; Vol. 313. pp. 205-220.

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abstract = "Carbonate facies of the upper Tongwane Formation preserve a largely overlooked record of pre-GOE Paleoproterozoic seawater. This inventory has survived despite a complex paragenetic history involving both diagenetic and contact metamorphic processes. BIF mineral assemblages are dominated by a medium-grade grunerite overprint and the formation of prograde and retrograde riebeckite. The massive dolomite member, a platform top carbonate which caps the succession, is characterized by marine REYSN patterns lacking significant negative CeSN anomalies (<10%) and δ13Ccarb values of between +1.83 and +2.95 ‰VPDB that are slightly elevated above Paleoproterozoic {\textquoteleft}normal marine{\textquoteright} values. Systematically decreasing δ13Ccarb values measured in monotonously recrystallized, talc bearing, slope carbonates reflect interaction with devolatilization fluids during contact metamorphism caused by the intrusion of the Bushveld Igneous Complex; slope carbonates offer no insight into marine paleoredox conditions. Thus, despite contact metamorphism, Paleoproterozoic marine signals are retained in platform-top dolomites, however they do not support claims for widespread oxygen accumulation in shallow depositional environments of the Transvaal Basin on the eve of the GOE.",
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