Tonian island arc remnants in the northern Ribeira orogen of Western Gondwana: The Caxixe batholith (Espírito Santo, SE Brazil) – (Santiago et al. 2020)

Island arcs are magmatic arcs formed when oceanic tectonic plates slide below one another in subduction zone settings, just like in the present-day southwestern Pacific Ocean, as in Japan and Indonesia. Island arcs are important tectonic components to understand the evolution of the planet and consequently the continents and oceans that existed in the past.Continuar lendo “Tonian island arc remnants in the northern Ribeira orogen of Western Gondwana: The Caxixe batholith (Espírito Santo, SE Brazil) – (Santiago et al. 2020)”