U-Pb ages distribution patterns of detrital zircons from the ZF (n=33) show age peaks at 132-160, 288, 325, 445, 679 and 1020 Ma. Age clusters for the LPC (n=34) are at 133-142, 160, 1150 and 1260 Ma. We propose that the youngest zircon ages can be associated with the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Alisitos-Teloloapan arc; the Paleozoic and Precambrian ages should reflect crustal blocks from the northern North American craton or the northeastern Tampico block, but the Acatlan and Oaxaca complexes should be also potential sources from southern Mexico.
The basaltic lava flows plot in the destructive plate margin field of the Th-Hf-Ta tectonic discrimination diagram, while trace elements signatures and REE patterns are typical of island arc environments.
Based on the combined field and geochemical data, we interpret that the ZF and LPC units are distal and proximal facies related to a ca. 133-132 Ma old Zacatecas volcanic complex of island arc affinity. We also propose that such complex is part of the Guerrero composite terrane.
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