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[SMP14-02] LA-ICP-MS Zircon U-Pb ages for metamorphic rocks from the Highland and Wanni Complexes, Sri Lanka.
Keywords:LA-ICP-MS zircon U-Pb age, Highland Complex, Wanni Complex, Sri Lanka, Gondwana supercontinent
On the Basis of rock type, metamorphic grade and Nd model ages, the metamorphic rocks in Sri Lanka are subdivided into three major crustal units (e.g. Cooray, 1994), which are Wanni Complex (WC), Highland Complex (HC) and Vijayan Complex (VC). The HC is composed of interlayered granulites including charnockite, pelitic to psammitic gneiss, marble, quartzite and mafic granulite with Nd model ages of ca. 2.0-3.0 Ga. On the other hand, the WC consists of amphibolite to granulite-facies, banded orthogneiss, charnockite, pelitic to psammitic gneiss, migmatite and minor quartzite, calcsilicate rocks with Nd model ages of ca. 1.0-2.0 Ga.
Geochronologically, the HC and WC are clearly characterized by > ca. 1500 Ma of detrital zircon ages with ca. 2000-1800 Ma of protolith (igneous) ages and ca. 1100-700 Ma of detrital zircon ages with ca. 1100-800 Ma of protolith ages, respectively. The age differences between them strongly indicate that their origins are different. Therefore, considering with zircon ages, rock distributions, the direction of metamorphic foliations and geography, the boundary between the HC and WC are reconsidered. Additionally, metamorphic ages of ca. 650-500 Ma are widely recognized from the HC and WC. The age distributions of metamorphic ages can be broadly divided into three age peaks of ca. 650-600 Ma, ca. 600-550 Ma and ca. 550-500 Ma. It may imply three metamorphic events for metamorphic rocks in the HC and WC. In view of field occurrence, petrography and areal distribution, ca. 550-500 Ma of metamorphic ages may be related with post-tectonic events (igneous and fluid activities). Although the lack of petrological evidences, ca. 650-600 Ma and ca. 600-550 Ma of metamorphic ages may be related with collision events among the HC, WC and VC. Finally, based on the detrital zircon ages and protolith ages, the HC and WC are clearly comparable with Trivandrum Block (TB) and Southern Madurai Block (SMB) in southern India, respectively. This suggests the possibilities of same origin between HC and TB, and WC and SMB.