Arndt, N. T. & Christensen, U. 1992. The role of lithospheric mantle in continental flood volcanism: thermal and geochemical constraints. Journal of Geophysical Research 97, 10967–81.
BGMRGX (Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources of Guangxi Province). 1985. Regional Geology of Guangxi Province. Geological Publishing House, Beijing (in Chinese, with English abstract).
BGMRHN (Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources of Hunan Province). 1988. Regional Geology of Hunan Province. Beijing: Geological Publishing House (in Chinese, with English abstract).
Black, L. P., Kamo, S. L., Williams, I. S., Mundil, R., Davis, D. W., Korsch, R. J. & Foudoulis, C. 2003. The application of SHRIMP to Phanerozoic geochronology: a critical appraisal of four zircon standards. Chemical Geology 200, 171–88.
Blichert-Toft, J., Chauvel, C. & Albarede, F. 1997. Separation of Hf and Lu for high-precision isotope analysis of rock samples by magnetic sector-multiple collector ICP–MS. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 127, 248–60.
Bonin, B., Sekkal, A. A., Bussy, F. & Ferrag, S. 1998. Alkali-calcic and alkaline post-orogenic (PO) granite magmatism: petrologic constraints and geodynamic settings. Lithos 45, 45–70.
Bradshaw, T. K., Hawkesworth, C. J. & Gallagher, K. 1993. Basaltic volcanism in the Southern Basin and Range: No role for a mantle plume. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 116, 45–62.
Chen, J. F., Foland, K. A., Xing, F. M., Xu, X. & Zhou, T. X. 1991. Magmatism along the southeast margin of the Yangtze block: Precambrian collision of the Yangtze and Cathysia blocks of China. Geology 19, 815–18.
Cheng, H. 1993. Geochemistry of Proterozoic island-arc volcanic rocks in northwest Zhejiang. Geochimica 1, 18–27 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Class, C., Altherr, R., Volker, F., Eberz, G. & McCulloch, M. T. 1994. Geochemistry of Pliocene to Quaternary alkali basalts from the Huri Hills, northern Kenya. Chemical Geology 113, 1–22.
Coish, R. A. & Sinton, C. W. 1992. Geochemistry of mafic dikes in the Adirondack mountains: implications for late Proterozoic continental rifting. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 110, 500–14.
Compston, W., Williams, I. S., Kirschvink, J. L., Zhang, Z. C. & Ma, G. G. 1992. Zircon U–Pb ages for the Early Cambrian time-scale. Journal of the Geological Society, London 149, 171–84.
Cvetković, V., Prelević, D., Downes, H., Jovanović, M., Vasellid, O. & Pécskay, Z. 2004. Origin and geodynamic significance of Tertiary postcollisional basaltic magmatism in Serbia (central Balkan Peninsula). Lithos 73, 161–86.
Daley, E. E. & DePaolo, D. J. 1992. Isotopic evidence for lithospheric thinning during extension: Southeastern Great Basin. Geology 20, 104–8.
Davies, J. H. & Blanckenburg, F. V. 1995. Slab breakoff: A model of lithosphere detachment and its test in the magmatism and deformation of collisional orogens. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 129, 85–102.
Dunphy, J. M., Ludden, J. N. & Francis, D. 1995. Geochemistry of mafic magmas from the Ungava orogen, Québec, Canada, and implications for mantle reservoir compositions at 2.0 Ga. Chemical Geology 120, 361–80.
England, P. C. & Houseman, G. A. 1989. Extension during continental convergence with application to the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research 18, 1173–7.
Fitton, J. G., James, D., Kempton, P. D., Ormerod, D. S. & Leeman, W. P. 1988. The role of lithospheric mantle in the generation of late Cenozoic basic magmas in the western United States. In Oceanic and continental lithosphere: similarities and differences (eds Cox, K. G. & Menzies, M. A.), pp. 331–49. Journal of Petrology (Special Lithosphere Issue).
Fitton, J. G., James, D. & Leeman, W. P. 1991. Basic magmatism associated with Late Cenozoic extension in the western United States: compositional variation in space and time. Journal of Geophysical Research 96, 13693–711.
Foden, J., Song, S. H., Turner, S., Elburg, M., Smith, P. B., Van Der Steldt, B. & Van Penglis, D. 2002. Geochemical evolution of lithospheric mantle beneath S.E. South Australia. Chemical Geology 182, 663–95.
Franzini, M., Leoni, L. & Saitta, M. 1972. A simple method to evaluate the matrix effect in X-ray fluorescence analysis. X-ray Spectrometry 1, 151–4.
Ge, W. C., Li, X. H., Li, Z. X., Zhou, H. W., Wang, J. & Li, J. Y. 2000. “Longsheng ophiolite” in northern Guangxi revisited. Acta Petrologica Sinica 16, 111–18 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Ge, W. C., Li, X. H., Li, Z. X. & Zhou, H. W. 2001. Mafic intrusions in Longsheng area: age and its geological implications. Chinese Journal of Geology 36, 112–18 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Goolaerts, A., Mattielli, N., de Jong, J., Weis, D. & Scoates, J. S. 2004. Hf and Lu isotopic reference values for the zircon standard 91500 by MC-ICP-MS. Chemical Geology 206, 1–9.
Guo, L. Z., Shi, Y. S. & Ma, R. S. 1980. The geotectonic framework and crustal evolution of South China. In Scientific paper on geology for international exchange, pp. 109–16. Beijing: Geological Publishing House (in Chinese with English abstract).
Halliday, A. N., Lee, D. C., Tommasini, S., Davies, G. R., Paslick, C. R., Fitton, J. G. & James, D. E. 1995. Incompatible trace elements in OIB and MORB and source enrichment in the sub-oceanic mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 133, 379–95.
He, A. S. & Han, X. G. 1992. Characteristics and geological environment of volcanic rocks from Yiyang. Hunan Geology 11, 269–74 (in Chinese with English abstract).
HRGST (Hunan Regional Geological Survey Team). 1965. Regional Geological Survey Report (Jishou area, 1:200000) (in Chinese).
HRGST (Hunan Regional Geological Survey Team). 1999. Regional Geological Survey Report (Dasheping area and Qianyang area, 1:50000) (in Chinese).
Jiang, G. Q., Sohl, L. E. & Blick, N. C. 2003. Neoproterozoic stratigraphic comparison of the Lesser Himalaya (India) and Yangtze block (South China): paleogeographic implications. Geology 31, 917–20.
Kelemen, P. B., Johnson, K. T. M., Kinzler, R. J. & Irving, A. J. 1990. High-field-strength element depletions in arc basalts due to mantle–magma interaction. Nature 345, 521–4.
Kempton, P. D., Fitton, J. G., Hawkesworth, C. J. & Ormerod, D. S. 1991. Isotopic and trace element constraints on the composition and evolution of the lithosphere beneath the southeastern United States. Journal of Geophysical Research 96, 13713–35.
Lassiter, J. C., Blichert-Toft, J., Hauri, E. H. & Barsczus, H. G. 2003. Isotope and trace element variations in lavas from Raivavae and Rapa, Cook–Austral islands: constraints on the nature of HIMU- and EM-mantle and the origin of mid-plate volcanism in French Polynesia. Chemical Geology 202, 115–38.
Li, X. H., Zhou, G. Q., Zhao, J. X., Fanning, C. M. & Compston, W. 1994. SHRIMP Ion Microprobe Zircon U–Pb Age and Sm–Nd Isotopic Characteristics of the NE Jiangxi Ophiolite and Its Tectonic Implications. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 13, 317–25.
Li, Z. X., Li, X. H., Kinny, P. D. & Wang, J. 1999. The breakup of Rodinia: Did it start with a mantle plume beneath South China? Earth and Planetary Science Letters 173, 171–81.
Li, Z. X., Li, X. H., Kinny, P. D., Wang, J., Zhang, S., Zhou, H. W. 2003. Geochronology of Neoproterozoic syn-rift magmatism in the Yangtze Craton, South China and correlations with other continents: evidence for a mantle superplume that broke up Rodinia. Precambrian Research 122, 85–109.
Liu, H. Y., Hao, J. & Li, R. J. 1999. Late-Precambrian stratigraphy and geological evolution in the middle-eastern China. Beijing: Science Press, 200 pp. (in Chinese).
Ludwig, K. R. 1999. Using Isoplot/EX, version 2, A Geochronological toolkit for Microsoft Excel. Berkeley: Berkeley Geochronological Center Special Publication 1a: 47.
Ma, L. F., Qiao, X. F., Min, L. R., Fan, B. X. & Ding, X. Z. 2002. Chinese geological illustrated handbook, pp. 245–52. Beijing: Geological Publishing House.
Macdonald, R., Millward, D., Beddoe-Stephens, B. & Laybourn-Parry, J. 1988. The role of tholeiitic magmatism in English Lake district: evidence from dyke in Eskdale. Mineralogical Magazine 52, 459–72.
Maitre, R. W. L., Bateman, P., Dudek, A., Keller, J., Lemeyre, J, Bas, M. J. L., Sabine, P. A., Schmid, R., Sorensen, H., Streckeisen, A., Wooley, A. R. & Zanettin, B. 1989. A classification of igneous rocks and glossary of terms. Oxford: Blackwell.
McDonough, W. F. 1990. Constraints on the composition of the continental lithospheric mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 101, 1–18.
McKenzie, D. P. & Bickle, M. J. 1988. The volume and composition of melt generated by extension of lithosphere. Journal of Petrology 29, 625–79.
McKenzie, D. P. & O'Nions, R. K. 1995. The source regions of Ocean Island Basalts. Journal of Petrology 36, 133–59.
Meschede, M. 1986. A method of discriminating between different types of mid-ocean ridge basalts and continental tholeiites with the Nb–Zr–Y diagram. Chemical Geology 56, 207–18.
Pearce, J. A. 1982. Trace element characteristic of lavas from destructive plate boundaries. In Andesites (ed. Thorpe, R. S.), pp. 528–48. New York: Wiley.
Pedersen, S. A. S., Craig, L. E., Upton, B. G. J., Rämö, O. T., Jepsen, H. F. & Kalsbeek, F. 2002. Palaeoproterozoic (1740 Ma) rift-related volcanism in the Hekla Sund region, eastern North Greenland: field occurrence, geochemistry and tectonic setting. Precambrian Research 114, 327–46.
Polat, A. & Münker, C. 2004. Hf–Nd isotope evidence for contemporaneous subduction processes in the source of late Archean arc lavas from the Superior Province, Canada. Chemical Geology 213, 403–29.
Qiu, J. X. & Zeng, G. C. 1987. Mineral chemistry of the low-pressure clinopyroxenes from the Cenozoic basalts of Eastern China and its petrological significance. Acta Petrologica Sinica 4, 1–9 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Rao, J. R., Wang, J. H. & Cao, Y. Z. 1993. Deep structures in Hunan Province. Hunan Geology suppl. (7), pp. 3–854 (in Chinese).
Saunders, A. D., Storey, M., Kent, W. R. & Norry, M. J. 1992. Consequences of plume–lithosphere interactions. In Magmatism and the causes of continental break-up (eds Storey, B. C., Alabaster, T. & Pankhurst, R. J.), pp. 41–60. Geological Society of London, Special Publication no. 68.
Saunders, A. D. & Tarney, J. 1988. Origin of MORB and chemically depleted mantle reservoirs: trace element constraints. Journal of Petrology (Special Lithosphere Issue), 425–45.
Scherer, E., Münker, C. & Mezger, K. 2001. Calibration of the lutetium–hafnium clock. Science 293, 683–7.
Shen, J., Zhang, Z.Q. & Liu, D. Y. 1997. Sm–Nd, Rb–Sr, 40Ar/39Ar, and 207Pb/206Pb age of the Douling metamorphic complex from eastern Qinling Orogenic belt. Earth Science – Journal of China University of Geosciences 18, 248–54 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Shu, L. S., Zhou, G. Q., Shi, Y. S. & Yin, J. 1994. Study of high pressure metamorphic blueschist and its late Proterozoic age in the eastern Jiangnan belt. Chinese Science Bulletin 39, 1200–4.
Sun, S. S. & Mcdonough, W. F. 1989. Chemical and isotopic systematics of oceanic basalt: implications for mantle composition and processes. In Magmatism in the Ocean Basins (Saunders, A. D. & Norry, M. J.), pp. 313–45. Geological Society of London, Special Publication no. 42.
Tang, X. S., Huang, J. Z. & Guo, L. Q. 1997. Hunan Banxi Group and its tectonic environment. Hunan Geology 16, 219–26 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Thompson, R. N. & Morrison, M. A. 1988. Asthenospheric and lower lithospheric mantle contributions to continental extension magmatism: an example from the British Tertiary Province. Chemical Geology 68, 1–15.
Teixeira, W., Pinese, J. P. P., Iacumin, M., Girardi, V. A. V., Piccirillo, E. M., Echeveste, H., Ribot, A., Fernandez, R., Renne, P. R. & Heaman, L. M. 2002. Calc-alkaline and tholeiitic dyke swarms of Tandilia, Rio de la Plata craton, Argentina: U/Pb, Sm/Nd, and Rb/Sr 40Ar/39Ar data provide new clues for intraplate rifting shortly after the Trans-Amazonian orogeny. Precambrian Research 119, 329–53.
Vervoort, J. D., Patchett, P. J., Söderlund, U. & Baker, M. 2004. Isotopic composition of Yb and the determination of Lu concentrations and Lu/Hf ratios by isotopic dilution using MC-ICPMS. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 5 (11), Q11002: doi 10.1029/2004GC000721.
Vilà, M., Pin, C., Enrique, P. & Liesa, M. 2005. Telescoping of three distinct magmatic suites in an orogenic setting: Generation of Hercynian igneous rocks of the Albera Massif (Eastern Pyrenees). Lithos 83, 97–127.
Wang, J. 2000. Neoproterozoic rifting history of south China: significance to Rodinia breakup. Geological Publishing House, Beijing (in Chinese)
Wang, J. & Li, Z. X. 2003. History of Neoproterozoic rift basins in South China: implications for Rodinia breakup. Precambrian Research 122, 141–58.
Wang, X. L., Zhou, J. C., Qiu, J. S. & Gao, J. F. 2004a. Comment on ‘Neoproterozoic granitoids in South China: crustal melting above a mantle plume at c. 825 Ma?’ by Xian-Hua Li et al. (PR 122, 45–83, 2003). Precambrian Research 132, 401–3.
Wang, X. L., Zhou, J. C., Qiu, J. S. & Gao, J. F. 2004b. Geochemistry of the Meso- to Neoproterozoic basic-acid rocks from Hunan Province, South China: implications for the evolution of the western Jiangnan orogen. Precambrian Research 135, 79–103.
Wang, X. L., Zhou, J. C., Qiu, J. S., Zhang, W. L., Liu, X. M. & Zhang, G. L. 2006. LA-ICPMS U–Pb zircon geochronology of the Neoproterozoic igneous rocks from northern Guangxi, South China: implications for petrogenesis and tectonic evolution. Precambrian Research 145, 111–30.
Weaver, B. L. 1991. The origin of ocean island basalt end-member composition: trace element and isotopic constraints. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 104, 381–97.
Williams, I. S., Buick, I. S. & Cartwright, I. 1996. An extended episode of early Mesoproterozoic metamorphic fluid flow in the Reynolds Range, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 14, 29–47.
Winchester, J. A. & Floyd, P. A. 1977. Geochemical discrimination of different magma series and their differentiation products. Chemical Geology 20, 325–43.
Woodhead, J., Hergt, J., Shelley, M., Eggins, S. & Kemp, R. 2004. Zircon Hf-isotope analysis with an excimer laser, depth profiling, ablation of complex geometries, and concomitant age estimation. Chemical Geology 209, 121–35.
Wu, F. Y., Wilde, S. A., Zhang, G. L. & Sun, D. Y. 2004. Geochronology and petrogenesis of the post-orogenic Cu–Ni sulfide-bearing mafic–ultramafic complexes in Jilin Province, NE China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 23, 781–97.
Wu, R. X., Zheng, Y. F. & Wu, Y. B. 2005. Zircon U–Pb age, element and oxygen isotopic geochemistry of Neoproterozoic granodiorites in South Anhui. Acta Petrologica Sinica 21, 587–606 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Wu, X. B., Dai, T. G. & He, S. X. 2001. The geochemical characteristics of light metasedimentary rock for Gaojian Group and their geological implication in the southwest Hunan. Acta Petrologica Sinica 17, 653–62 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Xu, P., Wu, F. Y., Xie, L. W. & Yang, Y. H. 2004. Hf isotopic compositions of the standard zircons for U-Pb dating. Chinese Science Bulletin 49, 1642–8.
Yang, Z. Y., Sun, Z. M., Yang, T. S. & Pei, J. L. 2004. A long connection (750–380 Ma) between South China and Australia: paleomagnetic constraints. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 220, 423–34.
Zhao, G. C. & Cawood, P. A. 1999. Tectonothermal evolution of the Mayuan assemblage in the Cathaysia Block: implications for Neoproterozoic collision-related assembly of the South China craton. American Journal of Science 299, 309–39.
Zheng, J. J., Jia, B. H., Liu, Y. R. & Cao, J. H. 2001. Age, magma source and formation environment of mafic–ultramafic rocks in the Anjiang area, western Hunan. Regional Geology of China 20, 164–9 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zhou, J. C., Wang, X. L., Qiu, J. S. & Gao, J. F. 2004. Geochemistry of Meso- and Neoproterozoic mafic–ultramafic rocks from northern Guangxi, China: arc or plume magmatism? Geochemical Journal 38, 139–52.
Zhou, J. C., Wang, X. L. & Qiu, J. S. 2005. The characters of magmatism in the western section of the Jiangnan Orogenic belt. Geological Journal of China University 11 (4), 527–33 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zhou, M. F., Yan, D. P., Kennedy, A. K., Li, Y. Q. & Ding, J. 2002. SHRIMP U–Pb zircon geochronological and geochemical evidence for Neoproterozoic arc-magmatism along the western margin of the Yangtze Block, South China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 196, 51–67.
Zhou, M. F., Lesher, C. M., Yang, Z. X., Lia, J. W. & Sun, M. 2004. Geochemistry and petrogenesis of 270 Ma Ni–Cu–(PGE) sulfide-bearing mafic intrusions in the Huangshan district, Eastern Xinjiang, Northwest China: implications for the tectonic evolution of the Central Asian orogenic belt. Chemical Geology 209, 233–57.
Zhou, X. M. & Zhu, Y. H. 1993. Petrological evidences of Neoproterozoic collision-orogenic and suture belts in southeastern China. In Lithospheric structures and geological evolution in continent from southeastern China (ed. J. L. Li), pp. 87–97. Beijing: Metallurgical Industry Press (in Chinese).