Granite from North Altyn Tagh, NW China: U-Pb geochronology and tectonic setting

Xuan hua Chen, Gehrels George, Xiao feng Wang, Feng Yang, Zheng le Chen

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ID TIMS single zircon U-Pb geochronology is applied to determine the age of the big Kuoshibulake porphyritic granite in North Altyn Tagh, NW China, which gives a crystallization age of 443 ± 5 Ma. The age of the granite is of basis for understanding the main tectonic characteristics in this area and also provides a good reference for the division of the strata there.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-298
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of Mineralogy Petrology and Geochemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Granite
  • ID-IMS
  • North Altyn Tagh
  • U-Pb geochronology
  • Zircon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Economic Geology

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