Precambrian basement character of Yemen and correlations with Saudi Arabia and Somalia

M. J. Whitehouse, B. F. Windley, D. B. Stoeser, S. Al-Khirbash, M. A O Ba-Bttat, A. Haider

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Abstract

The Precambrian basement of Yemen occupies a key location in the Pan-African orogen of Gondwana. This paper reviews geological, isotopic and geochronological data and presents new Pb- and Nd-isotope data which help define distinct gneiss terranes within this basement, constraining correlations of these terranes with neighbouring regions of Saudi Arabia and Somalia. Existing whole-rock Pb- and Nd-isotopic data are also summarised. These data should facilitate a more objective assessment of the contribution of the Yemen Precambrian to Cenozoic magmatism associated with the opening of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-369
Number of pages13
JournalPrecambrian Research
Volume105
Issue number2-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2001

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Keywords

  • Pb- and Nd-isotopes
  • Precambrian
  • Yemen

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  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geology

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Whitehouse, M. J., Windley, B. F., Stoeser, D. B., Al-Khirbash, S., Ba-Bttat, M. A. O., & Haider, A. (2001). Precambrian basement character of Yemen and correlations with Saudi Arabia and Somalia. Precambrian Research, 105(2-4), 357-369. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-9268(00)00120-0

Precambrian basement character of Yemen and correlations with Saudi Arabia and Somalia. / Whitehouse, M. J.; Windley, B. F.; Stoeser, D. B.; Al-Khirbash, S.; Ba-Bttat, M. A O; Haider, A.

In: Precambrian Research, Vol. 105, No. 2-4, 31.01.2001, p. 357-369.

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Whitehouse, MJ, Windley, BF, Stoeser, DB, Al-Khirbash, S, Ba-Bttat, MAO & Haider, A 2001, 'Precambrian basement character of Yemen and correlations with Saudi Arabia and Somalia', Precambrian Research, vol. 105, no. 2-4, pp. 357-369. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-9268(00)00120-0
Whitehouse, M. J. ; Windley, B. F. ; Stoeser, D. B. ; Al-Khirbash, S. ; Ba-Bttat, M. A O ; Haider, A. / Precambrian basement character of Yemen and correlations with Saudi Arabia and Somalia. In: Precambrian Research. 2001 ; Vol. 105, No. 2-4. pp. 357-369.
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