Initial isotopic signatures of Sr and Pb substantiate Paleo- to Meso-Proterozoic crust formation times of the Stadlandet UHP province precursor lithologies.

We thank the CNRS-INSU IT program "Exhumation" for financial support of field and laboratory work, and we are very much indebted to Luisa Carton-de la Cruz for Rb–Sr analytical work.

This titanite age also shows that the U–Pb chronometer in rutile is very robust to high temperatures—it remained a closed system for at least 14 million years, at temperatures in excess to 650 °C.

After decompression and migmatization, exhumation is accompanied by rapid cooling to reach the 300 °C isograde by 357± 9 Ma, determined by a biotite isochron for a leucosome in a slightly shallower structural level.

The veins are interpreted as migmatic leucosomes formed by fluid-absent incongruent melting of the biotite-rich host rock above ca.

800°C, producing a granulite-facies orthopyroxene±garnet residual assemblage.

The French Ministry of Education is acknowledged for financing the Ph.

Dating, in geology, determining a chronology or calendar of events in the history of Earth, using to a large degree the evidence of organic evolution in the sedimentary rocks accumulated through geologic time in marine and continental environments.The ability of the Re–Os system in molybdenite to record and preserve the age of granulite-facies metamorphism in polymetamorphic belts is tested using the Ørsdalen W–Mo district, Rogaland, S Norway.A low-pressure high-temperature granulite-facies domain, displaying osumilite and pigeonite isograds, is exposed around the 931±2 Ma Rogaland anorthosite complex.To date past events, processes, formations, and fossil organisms, geologists employ a variety of techniques.These include some that establish a relative chronology in which occurrences can be placed in the correct sequence relative to one another or to some known succession of events.In considering that the time of maximum pressure is bracketed by early zircon crystallization during subduction and later omphacite–rutile equilibration in the eclogites, an exhumation rate of 5 mm/year is deduced for initial exhumation, occurring between 394 and 389 Ma.