Collection

Collection:

As young as the section is the collection. It was established in 2007 and contains rock samples from all continents and regions that where project work was carried out. We have about 10000 specimens in the collection. It has the character of an archive and contains collected rock samples (reference pieces) and all kinds of intermediary products, such as rock fragments, rock powder, heavy and light mineral concentrates as well as already dated and published zircon mounts. With respect to our focus, the main collection is specified to as the “Gondwana Collection”.

 

History:

The Geochronology section was established in 2007 and is the youngest of the Museum for Mineralogy and Geology (MMG), which is a part of the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden (SNSD). The scientific focus of our section is  the determination of U-Pb ages of rock forming processes via in-situ U-Th-Pb analysis on zircon and other minerals. The section provides all facilities necessary for heavy mineral separation of hard rock material, a SEM (shared with other sections), and a clean lab. The heart of the section is a LA-ICP-MS system, which was delivered at the 21st of December 2007. After installation and upgrade of the laboratory in March 2008, an intensive testing phase of all instruments started. Since January 2009 the instruments operate routinely and were also used by several international guests, as well as by students.

Publications

Important Papers from the Section Geochronology

 

submitted

 

Wizevich, M., Meyer, C.A., Linnemann, U.Gärtner, A.Sonntag, B.-L.Hofmann, M. (submitted to Swiss Journal of Geosciences): U-Pb zircon provenance of Triassic sandstones, western Swiss Alps: Implications for geotectonic history

Zieger, J., Rothe, J., Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A.Linnemann, U. (submitted to Journal of African Earth Sciences): The Permo-Carboniferous Dwyka Group of the Aranos Basin (Namibia) – How detrital zircons help understanding sedimentary recycling during a major glaciation.

Zieger, J., Bittner, L., Gärtner, A.Hofmann, M., Gerdes, A., Marko, L., Linnemann, U. (submitted to International Journal of Earth Sciences): U-Pb-ages of magmatic and detrital zircon of the Döhlen Basin – Geological history of a Permian strike-slip basin in the Elbe Zone (Germany).

Zieger, J.Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A., Marko, L., Gerdes, A., Ehling, B.-C., Linnemann, U. (submitted to Tectonophysics):The geochronological history of the Hohnsdorf Crystalline Complex (Germany) – Piecing together the puzzling evolution of the Mid-German Crystalline Rise.

Villeneuve, M., Gärtner, A., Kalikone, C., Wazi, N., Hofmann, M.Linnemann, U. (submitted to Precambrian Research): U-Pb ages and provenance of detrital zircons from the metasedimentary rocks of the Nya-Ngezie and Bugarama groups (D.R. Congo): A key for the evolution of the Mesoproterozoic Kibaran-Burundian orogen in central Africa. Correlations with the Kivu, Karagwe-Ankolean and Kibaride belts and Geodynamic interpretations.

Feige, J., Gärtner, A., Airo, A., Heym, N., Klingner, N., Merchel, S., Patzer, A.B.C., Sager, C., Trappitsch, R. (submitted to Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B): Searching for Micrometeorites on Rooftops of Physics Buildings – On their Origin based on Cosmic Ray Exposure.

Merchel, S., Gärtner, A., Bookhagen, B., Chabilan, A., Gurlit, S. (submitted to Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B): Attempts to understand potential deficiencies in chemical procedures for AMS: Cleaning and dissolving quartz.

Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., López-Carmona, A., Fernández-Suárez, J., Jablonski, J., Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A. (submitted to Geogaceta): U-Pb geochronology of the Juzbado deformed granite.

Guillou, O., Youbi, N., Gärtner, A., Villeneuve, M., Linnemann, U., Rjimati, E.-C., El Archi, A., Bellon, H., Boumehdi, M. A., Besalah, M. K., Arab, E. M. (submitted to International Journal of African Earth Sciences). The mafic igneous units of the Adrar Souttouf Massif (Sahara, Southern Morocco): Geochemical evidence of late Neoproterozoic Island Arc.

Fairey, B.J., Kerrison, A., Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F., Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A.Sonntag, B.-L.Linnemann, U., Kuiper, K.F. (submitted to Journal of the Geological Society, London): Provenance of the offshore Mesozoic sedimentary basins of Southern Ireland as determined by detrital zircon and mica geochronology.

Fairey, B.J., Kerrison, A., Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F., Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A.Sonntag, B.-L.Linnemann, U., Kuiper, K.F., Mark, C., Cogné, N., Chew, D. (submitted to Gondwana Research): Sedimentary provenance of the Upper Old Red Sandstone and the role of sediment recycling in the development of the Devonian-Carboniferous basins of southern Ireland: Insights from detrital zircon, mica and apatite geochronology.

Ait Lahna, A., Tassinari, C.C.G., Youbi, N., Basei, M.A.S., Ernst, R.E., Admou, H., Mata, J., Bouougri, E.H., Sato, K., Söderlund, U., Gärtner, A., Boumehdi, M.A., Chaib, L., Ikenne, M., Linnemann, U., Bodinier, J.-L., Bensalah, M.K. (submitted to Gondwana Research): Refining the stratigraphy of the Tizi n’Taghatine Group via U-Pb geochronology of the Ifzwane Suite and detrital zircons of sedimentary rocks (Zenaga and Bou Azzer-El Graara Inliers, Anti-Atlas, Morocco).

Gerdes, A., Gärtner, A.Linnemann, U., Kahlke, R.-D. (submitted book chapter, publication scheduled for 2018): U-Pb small scale isochrone (SSI) geochronology of travertine from the Untermassfeld fossil site. – In: Kahlke, R.-D. (Ed.): The Pleistocene of Untermassfeld, Volume 4.

Kahlke, R.-D., Gärtner, A., Linnemann, U. (submitted book chapter, publication scheduled for 2018): New results on the geological history of the Early Pleistocene site of Untermassfeld. – In: Kahlke, R.-D. (Ed.): The Pleistocene of Untermassfeld, Volume 4.

Gärtner, A. (submitted book chapter, publication scheduled for 2018): Die Schwerminerale der Elbe und ihrer Vorläufer. – In: Lange, J.-M., Schwarz, D. (Eds.): Geologie der Elbe (working title). – Berlin (Springer).

 

 

2018

 

Mende K, Linnemann U, Nesbor HD, Militzer A, Jansen UKönigshof P, Bahlburg H, Hofmann M, Gerdes A, Berndt J, Nawrat J (2018) Provenance of exotic Ordovician and Devonian sedimentary rock units from the Rhenish Massif (Central European Variscides, Germany). Tectonophysics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2018.10.029.

 

Linnemann U, Ovtcharova M, Schaltegger U, Gärtner, A., Hautmann, M. Geyer, G., Vickers-Rich, P., Rich, T., Plessen, B., Hofmann, M.Zieger, J.Krause, R., Kiesfeld, L., Smith, J. (2018) New high‐resolution age data from the Ediacaran–Cambrian boundary indicate rapid, ecologically driven onset of the Cambrian explosion. Terra Nova. 2018; 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/ter.12368

 

Villeneuve, M., Gärtner, A., Nury, D., Fournier, F., Arlhac, P., Linnemann, U., Caron, J.P. (2018): Age and provenance of detrital zircons from the Oligocene formations of the Marseille Aubagne basins (SE France). Consequences on the geodynamic and palaeogeographic evolution of the northern Gondwana margin. International Journal of Earth Sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/s00531-018-1649-z.

 

von Suchodoletz, H., Gärtner, A., Zielhofer, C., Faust, D. (2018): Eemian and post-Eemian fluvial dynamics in the Lesser Caucasus. – Quaternary Science Reviews 191, 189–203.

 

Zieger J, Linnemann U, Hofmann M, Gärtner A, Marko L, Gerdes A (2018) A new U–Pb LA-ICP-MS age of the Rumburk granite (Lausitz Block, Saxo‑Thuringian Zone): constraints for a magmaticevent in the Upper Cambrian. Int J EarthSci, doi: 10.1007/s00531-017-1511-8

 

Augustsson, C., Voigt, T., Bernhart, K., Kreißler, M., Gaupp, R., Gärtner, A., Hofmann, M.Linnemann, U. 2018. Zircon size-age sorting and source-area effect: The German Triassic Buntsandstein Group. Sedimentary Geology 375, 218-231.

 

Estrada, S., Mende, K., Gerdes, A., Gärtner. A., Hofmann, M., Spiegel, C., Damaske, D., Koglin, N. 2018. Proterozoic to Cretaceous evolution of the western and central Pearya Terrane (Canadian High Arctic). Journal of Geodynamics 120, 45-76.

 

Gutiérrez-Alonso, G.; López-Carmona, A., Fernández-Suárez, J., Jablonski, J., Hofmann, M., Gärtner, A. 2018. U-Pb geochronolgy of the deformed Juzbado Granite (Salamanca, NW Spain). GEOGACETA Revista Semestral de la Sociedad Geológica de España 64.

 

Gutiérrez Alonso, G., Fernández-Suárez, J., López Carmona, A., Gärtner, A. (2018): Exhuming a cold case: the “early granodiorites” of the NW Iberian Variscan belt: a Visean magmatic flare-up? – Lithosphere, 10(2), 194–216.

 

Kohút, M., Hofmann, M., Havrila, M., Linnemann, U., Havrila, J. 2018. Tracking an upper limit of the “Carnian Crisis” and/or Carnian stage in the Western Carpathians (Slovakia). International Journal of Earth Sciences 107/1, 321-335.

 

Konaté, M., Ahmed Y., Gärtner, A., Amadou, D.A., Maharou, H.I., Tourba, K., Hofmann, M., Zieger, J., Linnemann, U. 2018. U–Pb detrital zircon ages of sediments from the Firgoun and Niamey areas (eastern border of West African Craton, West Niger). Comptes Rendus Geoscience 350/6, 267-278.

 

Krautz, J., Gärtner A., Hofmann M.Linnemann, U., Kleber, A. 2018. Cover beds older than the mid-pleistocene revolution and the provenance of their eolian components, La Sal Mountains, Utah, USA. Quarternary Science Reviews 185, 1-8.

 

Krautz, J., Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A., Linnemann, U., Kleber, A. 2018. Capability of U–Pb dating of zircons from Quaternary tephra: Jemez Mountains, NM, and La Sal Mountains, UT, USA. Quaternary Science Journal 67, 7-16.

 

Luthardt, L.,·Hofmann, M.Linnemann, U., Gerdes, A., Marko, L., Rößler, R. 2018. A new U–Pb zircon age and a volcanogenic model for the early Permian Chemnitz Fossil Forest. International Journal of Earth Sciences 107/7, 2465-2489.

 

Pereira, M.F., Díez Fernández, R., Gama, C., Hofmann, M., Gärtner, A., Linnemann, U. 2018. S-type granite generation and emplacement during a regional switch from extensional to contractional deformation (Central Iberian Zone, Iberian autochthonous domain, Variscan Orogeny). International Journal of Earth Sciences 107, 251-267.

 

Vickers-Rich, P., Soleimani, S., Farjandi, F., Zand, M., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Wilson, S.A., Cas, R., Rich, T.H. 2018. A preliminary report on new Ediacaran fossils from Iran. Alcheringa 42, 230-243.

 

Fairey, B.J., Kerrison, A., Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F., Hofmann, M., Gärtner, A., Sonntag, B.-L., Linnemann, U., Kuiper, K.F., Ennis, M., Mark, C., Cogné, N., Chew D. (2018): Erratum for ‘The provenance of the Devonian Old Red Sandstone of the Dingle Peninsula, SW Ireland; the earliest record of Laurentian and peri-Gondwanan sediment mixing in Ireland,’ Journal of the Geoloical Society, London, 175, 411–424. – Journal of the Geological Society, 175, 1032. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2017-099Err.

 

Fairey, B.J., Kerrison, A., Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F., Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A.Sonntag, B.-L.Linnemann, U., Kuiper, K.F., Ennis, M., Mark, C., Cogné, N., Chew D. (2018): The provenance of the Devonian Old Red Sandstone of the Dingle Peninsula, SW Ireland; the earliest record of Laurentian and peri-Gondwanan sediment mixing in Ireland. – Journal of the Geological Society, 175, 411–424. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2017-099.

 

 

2017

 

 

Abubaker, A., Hofmann, M., Gärtner, A., Linnemann, U., Elicki, O. 2017. First U–Pb geochronology on detrital zircons from Early-Middle Cambrian strata of the Torgau-Doberlug Syncline (eastern Germany) and palaeogeographic implications. International Journal of Earth Sciences 106/7, 2445-2459.

Esteban, J.J., Cuevas, J., Tubía, J.M., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Larionov, A., Sergeev, S., Hofmann, M. 2017. U–Pb detrital zircon ages from the Paleozoic Marbella Conglomerate of the Malaguide Complex (Betic Cordilleras, Spain). Implications on Paleotethyan evolution. Lithos 290-291, 34-47.

Hofmann, M., Voigt, T., Bittner, L., Gärtner, A., Zieger, J., Linnemann, U. 2017. Reworked Middle Jurassic sandstones as a marker for Upper Cretaceous basin inversion in Central Europe—a case study for the U–Pb detrital zircon record of the Upper Cretaceous Schmilka section and their implication for the sedimentary cover of the Lausitz Block (Saxony, Germany). International Journal of Earth Sciences 107, 913-932.

Jacobs, J., Opås, B., Elburg, M.A., Läufer, A., Estrada, S., Ksienzyk, A.K., Damaske, D., Hofmann, M. 2017. Cryptic sub-ice geology revealed by a U-Pb zircon study of glacial till in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Precambrian Research 294, 1-14.

López-Moro, F.J., López-Plaza, M., Gutierrez-Alonso, G., Fernandez-Suarez, J., Lopez-Carmona, A., Hofmann, M., Romer, R.L. 2017. Crustal melting and recycling: geochronology and sources of Variscan syn-kinematic anatectic granitoids of the Tormes Dome (Central Iberian Zone). A U–Pb LA‑ICP‑MS study. International Journal of Earth Sciences 107, 985-1004.

Merino-Tomé, O., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Villa, E., Fernández-Suárez, J., Llaneza, J.M., Hofmann, M. 2017. LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating of Carboniferous ash layers in the Cantabrian Zone (N Spain): stratigraphic implications. Journal of the Geological Society, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2016-119.

Pereira, M. F.; Ribeiro, C.; Gama, C.; Drost, K.; Chichorro, M.; Vilallonga, F.; Hofmann, M.; Linnemann, U. (2017) Provenance of upper Triassic sandstone, southwest Iberia (Alentejo and Algarve basins): tracing variability in the sources. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 106, 43-57.

Linnemann, U. (2017) German and Hungarian Mineralogists in Jena: Transfer of Knowledge at the turn of the 18th and 19th Centuries within the framework of the “Society for the Complete Mineralogy to Jena” (Book review). Isis, 108, 450-451.

Abd El-Rahman, Y., Seifert, T., Gutzmer, J. Said, A., Hofmann, M., Gärtner, A., Linnemann, U. (2016) The South Um Mongul Cu-Mo-Au prospect in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: From a mid-Cryogenian continental arc to Ediacaran post-collisional appinite-high Ba-Sr monzogranite. Ore Reviews, DOI10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.06.004

Böhme, M., Spassov, N., Ebner, M., Geraads, D., Hristova, L., Kirscher, U., Kötter, S., Linnemann, U., Prieto, J., Roussiakis, S., Theodorou, G., Uhlig, G., Winklhofer, M. (2017). Messinianage and savannah environment of the possible hominin Graecopithecus from Europe. PLoS ONE, 12(5): e0177347. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177347

Königshof, P., Linnemann, U., Phuong, T.H. (2017). U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of sedimentary rocks in NE Vietnam: Implication for Early and Middle Devonian Palaeogeography. Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences, 39(4), 303-323, DOI: 10.15625/0866-7187/39/4/10727

Agnihotri, D, Pandita S.K., Tewari, R., Awatar, R., Linnemann U., Pillai S.S.K., Joshi, A., Gautam S., Kumar, K. (2017): Palynology and detrital zircon geochronology of the Carboniferous Fenestella Shale Formation of the Tethyan realm in Kashmir Himalaya: Implications for global correlation and floristic evolution. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.09.003.

Estrada, S., Mende, K., Gerdes, A., Gärtner, A., Hofmann, M., Spiegel, C., Damaske, D., Koglin, N. (2017) Geodynamics): Proterozoic to Cretaceous evolution of the western and central Pearya Terrane (Canadian High Arctic).

Linnemann, U., Su, T., Kunzmann, L., Spicer, R.A., Ding, W.-N., Spicer, T.E.V., Zieger, J., Hofmann, M., Moraweck, K., Gärtner, A., Gerdes, A., Marko, L., Zhang, S.-T., Li, S.-F., Tang, H., Huang, J., Mulch, A., Mosbrugger, V., Zhou, Z.-K. (2017, accepted): New U-Pb dates show a Paleogene origin for the modern Asian biodiversity hot spots. Geology, doi:  10.1130/G39693.1.

Hofmann, M., Voigt, T., Bittner, L., Gärtner, A., Zieger, J., Linnemann, U. (2017, accepted): Reworked Middle Jurassic sandstones as a marker for Upper Cretaceous basin inversion in Central Europe ? A case study for the U-Pb detrital zircon record of the Upper Cretaceous Schmilka section and their implication for the sedimentary cover of the Lausitz Block (Saxony, Germany). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 10.1007/s00531-017-1552-z.

Linnemann, U., Pieren Pidal, A., Hofmann, M., Drost, K., Quesada, C., Gerdes, A., Marko, L., Gärtner, A., Zieger, J., Ulrich, J., Krause, R., Horak, J. (2017): A ~565 Ma old glaciation in the Ediacaran of peri-Gondwanan West Africa. International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00531-017-1520-7.

Zieger, J., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Gärtner, A., Marko L., Gerdes, A. (2017): A new U-Pb LA-ICP-MS age of the Rumburk granite (Lausitz Block, Saxo-Thuringian Zone): constraintsfor a magmatic event in the Upper Cambrian. International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00531-017-1511-8.

Voigt, S., Buchwitz, M., Fischer, J., Kogan, I., Moisan, P., Schneider, J.W., Spindler, F., Brosig, A., Preusse, M., Scholze, F., Linnemann, U. (2017): Triassic life in an inland lake basin of the warm-temperate biome – the Madygen Lagerstätte (southwest Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia). In: Nicholas C. Fraser, Hans-Dieter Sues (Eds.). Terrestrial Conservation Lagerstätten. Windows into the Evolution of Life on Land. Dunedin, 65-104.

Pereira, M.F., Díez Fernández, R., Gama, C., Hofmann, M., Gärtner, A., Linnemann, U. (2017): S-type granite generation and emplacement during a regional switch from extensional to contractional deformation (Central Iberian Zone, Iberian autochthonous domain, Variscan Orogeny). International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00531-017-1488-3.

Gärtner, A., Youbi, N., Villeneuve, M., Sagawe, A., Hofmann, M., Mahmoudi, A., Boumehdi, M.A., Linnemann, U. (2017): The zircon evidence of temporally changing sediment transport ? the NW Gondwana margin during Cambrian to Devonian time (Aoucert and Smara areas, Moroccan Sahara). ? International Journal of Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s00531-017-1457-x

Merino-Tomé, O., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Villa, E., Fernández-Suárez, J., Llenza, J. M., Hofmann, M. (2017): LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating of Carboniferous ash layers in the Cantabrian Zone (N Spain): stratigraphic implications. Journal of the Geological Society, doi: 10.1144/jgs2016-119.

López-Moro, F. J., López-Plaza, M., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Fernández-Suárez, J., López-Carmona, A., Hofmann, M.,Romer, R. L. (2017): Crustal melting and recycling: geochronology and sources of Varsican syn-kinematic anatectic granitoids of the Tormes Dome (Central Iberian Zone). A U-Pb LA-ICP-MS study. International Journal of Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s00531-017-1483-8.

Jacobs, J., Opas, B., Elburg, M.A., Läufer, A., Estrada, S., Ksiensyk, A.K., Damaske, D., Hofmann, M. (2017): Cryptic sub-ice geology revealed by a U-Pb zircon study of glacial till in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Precambrian Research, 1-14.

 

 

2016

 

 

Zweig, M., Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U. 2016. Radiometrische Datierung detritischer Zirkone aus dem “Hüttenröder Olisthostrom” bei Königshütte (Blankenburger Zone, Mittelharz). Göttingen Contributions to Geosciences 78, 53-61.

Wallner, A., Feige, J., Kinoshita N., Paul, M., Fifield, L.K., Golser, R., Honda, M., Linnemann, U., Matsuzaki, H., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Tims, S. G., Steier, P., Yamagata, T.,  Winkler, R.S., 2016. Recent near-Earth supernovae probed by global deposition of interstellar radioactive 60Fe. Nature, 532, 69-72, doi:10.1038/nature17196

Nury, D., Villeneuve, M., Arlhac, P., Gärtner, A.Linnemann, U., Châteauneuf, J.J., Riveline, J., Hippolyte, J.C. (2016). New insights on the Marseille-Aubagne Oligocene basins (France). – Boletín Geológico y Minero 127 (2/3), 483–498.

Villeneuve, M., Nury, D., Arlhac, P., Gärtner, A.Linnemann, U., Pantaine, L. (2016). Evidence for an intra-Oligocene compressive event in the Marseille-Aubagne basins (SE France). – Boletín Geológico y Minero 127 (2/3), 499–512.

Gärtner, A., Villeneuve, M., Linnemann, U., Gerdes, A., Youbi, N., Hofmann, M. (2016). Similar crustal evolution in the western units of the Adrar Souttouf Massif (Moroccan Sahara), and the Avalonian terranes: insights from Hf isotope data. Tectonophysics 681, 305–317.

Sagawe, A.Gärtner, A.Linnemann, U.Hofmann, M., Gerdes, A. (2016). Exotic crustal components at the northern margin of the Bohemian Massif – Implications from U-Th-Pb and Hf isotopes of zircon from the Saxonian Granulite Massif. Tectonophysics 681, 234–249.

Margalef, A., Castiñeiras, P., Casas, J.M., Navidad, M., Liesa, M., Linnemann, U.Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A. (2016). Detrital zircons from the Ordovician rocks of the Pyrenees: Geochronological constraints and provenance. Tectonophysics 681, 234–249.

Pereira, M.F., Gama, C., Chichorro, M., Silva, J.B., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Hofmann, M.Linnemann, U.Gärtner, A.(2016). Evidence for multi-cycle sedimentation and provenance constraints from detrital zircon U-Pb ages: Triassic strata of the Lusitanian basin (western Iberia). Tectonophysics 681, 318–331.

von Suchodoletz, H., Gärtner, A., Hoth, S., Umlauft, J., Sukhishvili, L., Faust, D. (2016). Late Pleistocene river migrations in response to thrust belt advance and sediments-flux steering – The Kura River (southern Caucasus). Geomorphology, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.04.026

Estrada, S., Läufer, A., Eckelmann, K.Hofmann, M.Gärtner, A.Linnemann, U. (2016). Continuous Neoproterozoic to Ordovician sedimentation at the East Gondwana margin – implications from detrital zircons of the Ross Orogen in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Gondwana Research 37, 426–448.

 

2015

 

Gärtner, A., Villeneuve, M., Linnemann, U., Gerdes, A., Youbi, N., Hofmann, M. 2015. Similar crustal evolution in the exotic terranes of the Adrar Souttouf Massif (Moroccan Sahara), and the Avalonian terranes: insights from Hf isotope data.Tectonophysics. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.030

 

Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Fernández-Suárez, J., Pastor-Galán, D., Johnston, S. T., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Shaw, J., Colmenero, J.R., Hernández, P. (submitted). Significance of detrital zircons in Siluro-Devonian rocks from Iberia. Journal of the Geological Society, doi:10.1144/jgs2014-118.

 

Dias da Silva, Í., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., González-Clavijo, E., Díez-Montes, A., Martínez Catalán, J.R. (2015) Detrital zircon and tectonostratigraphy of the Parautochthon under the Morais Complex (NE Portugal): implications for the Variscan accretionary history of the Iberian Massif, Journal of the Geological Society, v. 172, no. 1, p. 45-61. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2014-005

 

Löcse, F., Linnemann, U., Schneider, G., Annacker, V., Zierold, T., Rößler, R. 2015. 200 Jahre Tubicaulis solenites (Sprengel) Cotta. Sammlungsgeschichte, Paläobotanik & Geologie eines oberkarbonischen Baumfarn-Unikats aus dem Schweddey-Ignimbrit vom Gückelsberg bei Flöha. Veröff. Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz, 38, 5-46.

 

PEREIRA, M.F., GAMA, C., CHICHORRO, M., SILVA, J.B., HOFMANN, M., GÄRTNER, A., LINNEMANN, U. 2015. Evidence for multi-cycle sedimentation and provenance constraints from detrital zircon U-Pb ages: Triassic strata of the Lusitanian basin (western Iberia). Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.10.011

 

VILLENEUVE, M., GÄRTNER, A., YOUBI, N., EL ARCHI, A., VERNHET, E., RJIMATI, E.C., ZEMMOURI, A., LINNEMANN, U., BELLON, H., GERDES, A., GUILLOU, O., CORSINI, M., PAQUETTE, J.-L. 2015. The Southern and Central parts of the “Souttoufide” belt, in Northwest Africa. – Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112, 451–470, doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci. 2015.04.016.

 

KARAOUI, B., BREITKREUTZ, C., MAHMOUDI, A., YOUBI, N., HOFMANN, M., GÄRTNER, A., LINNEMANN, U. 2015. U–Pb zircon ages from volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Ediacaran Bas Draâ inlier (Anti-Atlas Morocco): Chronostratigraphic and provenance implications. – Precambrian Research 263, 43–58, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2015.03.003.

 

2014:

 

GÄRTNER, A., VILLENEUVE, M., LINNEMANN, U., GERDES, A., YOUBI, N., GUILLOU, O., RJIMATI, E.C. 2014. History of the West African Neoproterozoic Ocean: Key to the geotectonic history of circum-Atlantic Peri-Gondwana (Adrar Souttouf Massif, Moroccan Sahara). – Gondwana Research, doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2014.11.011.

 

CASAS, J.M., NAVIDAD, M., CASTIÑEIRAS, P., LIESA, M., AGUILAR, C., CARRERAS, J., HOFMANN, M., GÄRTNER, A., LINNEMANN, U. 2014. The Late Neoproterozoic magmatism in the Ediacaran series of the Eastern Pyrenees: New ages and isotope geochemistry. – International Journal of Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s00531-014-1127-1.

 

Hofmann, M., Niebuhr, B., Linnemann, U., Wilmsen, M. 2014. Detrital zircon ages and provenance data from the Lower-Middle Turonian boundary interval of Amberg (upper Winzerberg Formation, Danubian Cretaceous Group, Bavaria). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften DOI: 10.1127/zdgg/2014/0025.

 

Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., Hoffmann, K.-H., Germs, G., Gerdes, A., Marko, L., Eckelmann, K., Gärtner, A., Krause, R. 2014. The four Neoproterozoic glaciations of southern Namibia and their detrital zircon record: The fingerprints of four crustal growth events during two supercontinent cycles. Precambrian Research DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2014.07.021

 

Linnemann, U., Gerdes, A., Hofmann, M., Marko, L. 2014. The Cadomian Orogen: Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian crustal growth and orogenic zoning along the periphery of the West African Craton—Constraints from U–Pb zircon ages and Hf isotopes (Schwarzburg Antiform, Germany). Precambrian Research, 244, 236-278.

 

Enckelmann, E., Ridgway, K. D., Carignano, C., Linnemann, U. 2014. A thermochronometric view intzo an ancient landscape: Tectonic setting, development, and inversion of the Paleozoic easternPaganzo basin, Argentina. Lithospere, 6, 93-107.

 

Bühler, B., Breitkreuz, C. Pfänder. J.A., Hofmann, M.Becker, S., Linnemann, U., Eliwa, H.A. 2014. New insights into the accretion of the Arabian-Nubian Shield: Depositional setting, composition and geochronology of a mid-Cryogenian arc succession (North Eastern Desert, Egypt), Precambrian Research, 243, 149-167.

 

Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., Hoffmann, K.-H., Gerdes, A., Eckelmann, K., Gärtner, A., 2014. The Namuskluft- and Dreigratberg-sections in southern Namibia (Kalahari Craton, Gariep Belt): A geological history of Neoproterozoic rifting and recycling of cratonic crust during the dispersal of Rodinia until the amalgamation of Gondwana. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 103, 1187-1202.

 

Fernández-Suarez, J., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Pastor-Galán, D., Hofmann, M., Murphy, J.B., Linnemann, U., 2014. The Ediacaran-Early Cambrian detrital zircon record of NW Iberia. Possible sources and paleogeographic constraints. International Journal of Earth Sciences 103, 1335-1357.

 

Strachan, R.A., Linnemann, U., Jeffries, J., Drost, K, Ulrich, J., 2014. Armorican provenance for chaotic wild flysch deposits of the Lizard ophiolite complex (Cornwall, UK) – constraints for large-scale Devonian obduction of Cadomian and Lower Palaeozoic crust onto the southern margin of Avalonia. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 103, 1359-1383.

 

Pereira, M.F., Ribeiro, C., Vilallonga, F., Chichorro, M., Drost, K., Silva, J.B., Albardeiro, L., Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U.,2014. Variability over time in the sources of South Portuguese Zone turbidites: evidence of denudation of different crustal blocks during the assembly of Pangaea. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 103, 1453-1470.

 

Löcse, F., Meyer, J., Klein, R., Linnemann, U., Weber, J., Rößler, R., 2013. Neue Florenfunde in einem Vulkanit des Oberkarbons von Flöha – Querschnitt durch eine ignimbritische Abkähleinheit. Veröff. Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz, 36, 85-142.

 

Tunç, I.O., Yiğitbaş, E., Sengün, F., Wazeck, J.Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., 2014, U-Pb Zircon Geochronology of Northern Metamorphic Massifs in the Biga Peninsula (NW Anatolia-Turkey): New Data and a New Approach to Understand of the Tectonostratigraphy of the Region, Geodinamica Acta, DOI:10.1080/09853111.2013.877242.

 

Kornfeld, D., Eckert, S., Appel, E., Ratschbacher, L., Sonntag, B.-L., Pfänder, J., Ding, L., Liu, D., 2014, Cenozoic clockwise rotation of the southeastern Tibetan Plateau: a paleomagnetic and geochronolocic study. Tectonophysics 628, 105-122

 

Kornfeld, D., Sonntag, B.-L., Gast, S., Matthes, J., Ratschbacher, L., Pfänder, J., Eckert, S., Liu, D., Appel, E., Ding, L., 2014, Apparent paleomagnetic rotations reveal Pliocene-Holocene internal deformation of the Tengchong Block, southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Asien Earth Science. 96, 1–16.

 

2013:

 

Bader, T., Ratschbacher, L., Franz, L., Yang, Z., Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., Yuan, H., 2013. The heart of Chinarevisited, I. Proterozoic tectonics of the Qin mountains in the core of the supercontinent Rodinia. Tectonics 32, 1-27.

 

Bader, T., Franz, L., Ratschbacher, L, de Capitani, C., Webb, A.A.G., Yang, Z., Pfänder, J.A., Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., 2013, submitted. The Heart of China revisited, II. Early Paleozoic (ultra)high-pressure and (ultra)high-temperature metamorphic Quinling orogenic collage. Tectonics 32: 922-947.

 

Kässner, A., Sonntag, B.-L., 2013, Statistical Variation in Fission Track Dating. in: Ernst, M., Liesenberg, V., Shahzad, F.: Mathematical Geosciences: Theory, Methods and Applications. Freiberger Forschungshefte. C543. 61-76.

 

Sonntag, B.-L.Linnemann, U., Gerdes, A., Ullrich. B. 2013, Provenance analysis of the heavy mineral placer in the Seufzergründel (Sächsische Schweiz) using EDX analysis on heavy minerals and zircon dating by LA-ICP-MS; GEOLOGICA SAXONICA, 59. 245-250.

 

Eckelmann, K., Nesbor, H.-D., Königshof, P., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Lange, J.-M., Sagawe, A., 2013. Plate interactions of Laurussia and Gondwana during the formation of Pangaea – Constraints from U-Pb LA-SF-ICP-MS detrital zircon ages of Devonian and Early Carboniferous siliciclastics of the Rhenohercynian zone, Central European Variscides. Gondwana Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2013.05.018.

 

Rose, C.V., Maloof, A.C., Schoene, B., Ewing, R.C., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Cottle, J.M., 2013. The end-Cryogenian glaciation of South Australia. Geoscience Canada 40: 256-293.

 

Hall, M., Kaufman, A.J., Vickers-Rich, P., Ivantsov, A., Trusler, P., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Elliott, D., Cui, H., Fedonkin, M., Hoffmann, K.-H., Wilson, S.A., Schneider, G., Smith, J., 2013. Changing environments and their impact on metazoan evolution and preservation during the terminal Proterozoic in African Gondwana. Precambrian Research 238: 214-232.

 

Löcse, F., Meyer, J., Klein, R., Linnemann, U., Weber, J., Rößler, R., 2013. Neue Florenfunde in einem Vulkanit des Oberkarbons von Flöha – Querschnitt durch eine ignimbritische Abkähleinheit. Veröff. Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz, 36, 85-142.

 

Gärtner, A.Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M. (2013): The provenance of northern Kalahari Basin sediments and growth history of the southern Congo Craton reconstructed by U-Pb ages of zircons from recent river sands. International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau), 103, 579-595.

 

Delpomdor, F., Linnemann, U., Boven, A., Gärtner, A., Travin, A., Blanpied, C., Virgone, A., Jelsma, H., Préat, A., 2013. Depositional age, provenance, tectonic and palaeoclimatic settings of the late Mesoproterozoic – middle Neoproterozoic Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup, Democratic Republic of Congo. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 389, 4-34.

 

Pastor-Galán, D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Murphy, J.B., Fernández-Suárez, J., Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., 2013. Provenance analysis of the Paleozoic sequences of the northern Gondwana margin in NW Iberia: Passive margin to Variscan collision and orocline development. Gondwana Research 23-3:1089-1103.

 

Gärtner, A., Villeneuve, M., Linnemann, U., El Archi, A., Bellon, H., 2013. An exotic terrane of Laurussian affinity in the Mauritanides and Souttoufides (Moroccan Sahara). – Gondwana Research, 24, 687-699.

 

Altumi, M. M., Elicki, O., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Sagawe, A., Gärtner, A., 2013. U-Pb LA-ICP-MS detrital zircon ages from the Cambrian of Al Quarqaf Arch, central-western Libya: Provenanace of the West Gondwanan sand sea at the dawn of the early Palaeozoic. – Journal of African Earth Sciences, 79, 74-97.

Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., 2013. The Late Ordocician (Hirnatian) Lederschiefer Formation in Thuringia – evidences for a glaciomarine origin from the Berga Antiform (Saxo-Thuringian Zone). Geologica Saxonica 59: 133-139.

 

Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., Voigt, T., 2013. The Upper Cretaceous section at Schmilka in Saxony (Elbsandsteingebirge, Germany) – syntectonic sedimentation and inverted zircon age populations revealed by LA-ICP-MS U/Pb data. Geologica Saxonica 59: 101-130.

 

Franz, C., Linnemann, U.Hofmann, M., Winkler, R., Ullrich, B., 2013. U-Pb ages of detrital zircons, fossils, and facies of the Cambro-Ordovician overstep sequence of the eastern Lausitz Block (Dubrau and Ober-Prauske Formations, Saxo-Thuringian Zone). Geologica Saxonica 59: 45-63.

 

Jähne, B., Jeffries, T., Linnemann, U., Ullrich, B., 2013. The provenance of the Caminaberg Quartzite constrained by U-Pb LA-ICP-MS ages of detrital zircon (Görlitz Schist Belt, Saxo-Thuringian Zone), Geologica Saxonica 59: 141-147.

 

Gärtner, ALinnemann, U.Sagawe, A., Hofmann, M., Ullrich, B., Kleber, A., 2013. Morphology of zircon crystal grains in sediments – characteristics, classifications, definitions. Geologica Saxonica 59: 65-73.

 

Sagawe, A., Gärtner, A., Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., 2013. U-Pb ages and morphology of zircons from different granites within the Saxonian Granulite Massif. Geologica Saxonica, 59, 205-224.

Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., Rai, V., 2013. Wo lag Indien vor einer Milliarde Jahren? Senckenberg-Natur Forschung Museum 143: 42-45.

 

2012:

 

Pereira, M.F., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Chichorro, M., Solá, A.R., Medina, J., Silva, J.B., 2012. The Provenance of Late Ediacaran and Early Ordovician siliciclastic rocks in the Southwest Central Iberian Zone: Constraints from detrital zircon data on Northern Gondwana margin evolution during the Late Neoproterozoic, Precambrian Research, 192-195, 166-189.

 

Linnemann, U., Herbosch, A., Liégeois, J.-P., Pin, C., Gärtner, A., Hofmann, M., 2012. The Cambrian to Devonian Odyssey of the Brabant Massif within Avalonia: A review with new zircon ages, geochemistry, Sm-Nd isotopes, stratigraphy and palaeogeography. Earth-Science Reviews,112, 126-154.

 

Pereira, M. F., Chichorro, M., Johnston, S., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Silva, J. B., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Drost, K., 2012. The missing Rheic Ocean magmatic arcs: Provenance analysis of Late Paleozoic sedimentary clastic rocks of SW Iberia. Gondwana Research, 22, 882-891.

 

Nance, R.D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Keppie, J.D., Linnemann, U., Murphy, J.B., Quesada, C., Strachan, R.A., Woodcock, N., 2012. A brief history of the Rheic Ocean. Geoscience Frontiers, 1-11.

 

2011:

 

Linnemann, U., Ouzegane, K., Drareni, A., Hofmann, M., Becker, S., Gärtner, A., Sagawe, A., 2011. Sands of West Gondwana: An archive of secular magmatism and plate interactions – A case study from the Cambro-Ordovician section of the Tassili Ouan Ahaggar (Algerian Sahara) using U-Pb-LA-ICP-MS detrital zircon ages. Lithos 123, 188-203.

 

Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., Rai, V., Becker, S., Gärtner, A., Sagawe, A., 2011. The India and South China cratons at the margin of Rodinia – synchronous Neoproterozoic magmatism revealed by LA-ICP-MS zircon analyses. Lithos 123, 176-187.

 

Drost, K., Gerdes, A., Jeffries, T., Linnemann, U., Storey, C., 2011. Provenance of Neoproterozoic and early siliciclastic rocks of the Teplá-Barrandian unit (Bohemian Massif): Evidence from U-Pb detrital zircon ages. Gondwana Research 19, 213-231.

 

Chumakov, N. M., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Pokrovskii, B.G., 2011. Neoproterozoic Ice Sheets of the Siberian Platform: U–Pb–LA_ICP_MS Ages of Detrital Zircons from the Bol’shoi Patom Formation and the Geotectonic Position of Its Provenance, Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation, 19(6), 105-112.

 

TIETZ, O., GÄRTNER, A., BÜCHNER, J. 2011. The monogenetic Sonnenberg scoria cone – implications for volcanic development and landscape evolution in the Zittauer Gebirge Mountains since the Paleogene. – Zeitschrift für Geologische Wissenschaften, 39 (5/6): 311–334.

 

2010:

 

Nance, R.D., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Keppie, J.D., Linnemann, U., Murphy, J.B., Quesada, C., Strachan, R.A., Woodcock, N., 2010. Evolution of the Rheic Ocean. Gondwana Research 17, 194-222.

 

Linnemann, U., Romer, R.L., Gerdes, A., Jeffries, T.E., Drost, K., Ulrich, J., 2010. The Cadomian Orogeny in the Saxo-Thuringian Zone. In: Linnemann, U., Romer, R.L. (Eds.): Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia – From the Cadomian Active Margin to the Variscan Orogen, Schweizerbart Science Publishers, Stuttgart, 37-58.

 

Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Romer, R.L., Gerdes, A., 2010. Transitional stages between the Cadomian and Variscan Orogenies: Basin development and tectonomagmatic evolution of the southern margin of the Rheic Ocean in the Saxo-Thuringian Zone (North Gondwana shelf). In: Linnemann, U., Romer, R.L. (Eds.): Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia – From the Cadomian Active Margin to the Variscan Orogen, Schweizerbart Science Publishers, Stuttgart, 59-98.

 

Linnemann, U., Schauer, M., Hofmann, M. Sagawe, A., 2010. Geological mapping of the Saxo-Thuringian Zone: The historical perspective. In: Linnemann, U., Romer, R.L. (Eds.): Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia. Schweizerbarth Science Publishers, Stuttgart, 17-28.

 

Kroner, U., Romer, R.L., Linnemann, U., 2010. The Saxo-Thuringian Zone of the Variscan Orogen as part of Pangea. In: Linnemann, U., Romer, R.L. (Eds.): Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia. Schweizerbarth Science Publishers, Stuttgart, 3-16.

 

Romer, R.L., Linnemann, U., Plessen, B., 2010. Geochemical Character of the Saxo-Thuringian crust. In: Linnemann, U., Romer, R.L. (Eds.): Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia. Schweizerbarth Science Publishers, Stuttgart, 29-36.

 

Romer, R.L., Schneider, J.C., Linnemann, U., 2010. Post-Variscan deformation and hydrothermal mineralization in Saxo-Thuringia and beyond: a geochronological review. In: Linnemann, U., Romer, R.L. (Eds.): Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia. Schweizerbarth Science Publishers, Stuttgart, 347-360.

 

2009:

 

Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U., Gerdes, A., Ullrich, B., Schauer, M., 2009. Timing of dextral strike-slip processes and basement exhumation in the Elbe Zone (Saxo-Thuringian Zone): the final pulse of the Variscan Orogeny in the Bohemian Massif constrained by LA-SF-ICP-MS U–Pb zircon data, In: Murphy, J. B., Keppie, J. D. & Hynes, A. J. (eds): Ancient Orogens and Modern Analogues. TheGeological Society, London, Special Publications, 327, 197–214.

 

2008:

 

Nance, R.D., Linnemann, U.,  2008. The Rheic Ocean: Origin, Evolution, and Significance. GSA Today 18, 4-12.

 

Nance, R.D., Murphy, J.B., Strachan, R.A., Keppie, J.D., Gutiérez-Alonso, G., Fernández-Suárez, J., Quesada, C., Linnemann, U., D´Lemos, R., Pisarevsky, S.A., 2008. Neoproterozoic-early Palaeozoic tectonostratigraphy and Palaeogeography of the peri-Gondwanan terranes: Amazonian v. West African connections. In. Ennih, N., Liégeois, J.-P. (eds.): The Boundaries of the West African Craton. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 297, 345-383.

 

Linnemann, U., Pereira, F., Jeffries, T.E., Drost, K., Gerdes, A., 2008. The Cadomian orogeny and the opening of the RheicOcean: The diachrony of geotectonic processes constraines by La-ICP-MS U-Pb zircon dating (Ossa-Morna and Saxo-Thuringian Zones, Iberian and Bohemian Massifs). Tectonophysics, 461, 21-43.

 

Linnemann. U., Romer, R.L. & Ulrich, J., 2008. The Saxo-Thuringian Zone (Chapter 2: “The Precambrian”). In: McCann, T. (ed) The Geology of Central Europe. The Geological Society of London, London, 60-67.

 

Linnemann, U., Drost, K., Gerdes, A., Jeffries, T. & Romer, R.L., 2008. The Bohemian Massif (Chapter 3: “The Cadomian Orogeny”). In: McCann, T. (ed) The Geology of Central Europe. The Geological Society of London, London, 121-147.