Fluid inclusion studies of high-grade rocks from Connemara, Ireland

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Authors:Yardley, B. W. D.; Shepherd, T. J.; Barber, J. P.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. East Anglia, Sch. Snviron. Stud., Norwich NR14 7TJ, United Kingdom
Univ. Glasgow, United Kingdom
Inst. Geol. Sci., United Kingdom
Volume Title:Migmatites, melting and metamorphism; Proceedings/Meeting High grade metamorphism, migmatites and melting of the Geochemical Group of the Mineralogical Society of the University of Glasgow
Volume Authors:Atherton, M. P., editor; Gribble, C. D.
Source:p.110-126; Geochemical Group of the Mineralogical Society; meeting, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Apr. 1982, edited by M. P. Atherton and C. D. Gribble. Publisher: Shiva Publ., Nantwich, United Kingdom
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English; illus. incl. 2 tables, geol. sketch map
Summary:Fluid inclusions in quartz veins from sillimanite-zone metasediments in Connemara show that H2O, CO2 and CH4 were likely to have been present when melting began in the higher-grade rocks immediately to the south. MS also indicates the presence of N2 in many samples, with a correlation between N2 and CH4. It is believed that virtually all the fluids found were produced by metamorphism of the Dalradian sedimentary sequence. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Aliphatic hydrocarbons; Alkanes; Carbon dioxide; Dalradian; Fluid inclusions; Geochemistry; Grade; High-grade metamorphism; Hydrocarbons; Inclusions; Infracambrian; Metamorphic rocks; Metamorphism; Metasedimentary rocks; Methane; Migmatites; Neoproterozoic; Organic compounds; Petrology; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Upper Precambrian; Water; Connemara; Europe; Galway Ireland; Ireland; Western Europe; Organic materials
Abstract Numbers:84M/1774
Record ID:1987023044
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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