The Chilimanzi suite of K-rich granitoids is one of the last magmatic events in the Zimbabwe craton, with reported ages of 2.57 to 2.6 billion years. These granites appear to be associated with a system of large intracontinental shear zones that probably controlled their position and style of intrusion. These relatively late structures are related to north-northwest to south-southeast shortening and associated southwestward extrusion of crust during the continental accretion and collision as recorded in the Limpopo belt.
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