By W. S. MacKenzie, C. Guilford
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2006a, b; Silva et al. 2005, 2007; and new data presented below). New U –Pb geochronological data G3 supersuite One important feature, commonly observed in outcrop, is the re-melting process of G2 S-type granites, leading to the formation of G3 leucogranites An outcrop along a road cut located close to Nanuque (N in Fig. 1a) was sampled in order to compare the ages of G3 and G2 granites in the same outcrop. The G2 sample was collected from a foliated porphyroclastic garnet– biotite granite of GRANITES AND PEGMATITES, EASTERN BRAZIL 35 Fig.
4), calc-alkaline to alkaline, I- to A- –types, post-collisional granites (Fig. 5), originated in the lowermost continental crust with an important mantle contribution (Bayer et al. 1987; Fernandes 1991; Wiedemann 1993; Faria 1997; Achtschin 1999; Mendes et al. 1999, 2005; Celino et al. 2000; Medeiros et al. 2000, 2001, 2003; De Campos et al. 2004; Martins et al. 2004; Castan˜eda et al. 2006; Pedrosa-Soares et al. 2006a, b; Pinto 2008; Silva et al. 2007; Queiroga et al. 2009; Roncato et al. 2009).
Atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin section by W. S. MacKenzie, C. Guilford