The Lower Eastern Layered Series of Rhum

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Authors:Faithfull, John W.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Durham, Dep. Geol. Sci., Durham, United Kingdom
Volume Title:evolution of the Rhum igneous complex
Volume Authors:Sparks, R. Stephen J., editor
Source:The evolution of the Rhum igneous complex, edited by R. Stephen J. Sparks. Geological Magazine, 122(5), p.459-468. Publisher: Cambridge University Press, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7568
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 18 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables, sketch map
Summary:Remapping has revealed considerable along-strike lithological variation in units 1-5 of the Eastern layered series. Two layers, formerly regarded as conformable olivine gabbro intrusions, may be evolved allivalite layers rather than later intrusions. Mineralogical data are consistent with a model of repeated replenishment by picritic magmas, although these magmas may have been slightly less magnesian than those available during formation of the upper units of the Eastern layered series. [C.H.D.]
Subjects:Gabbros; Igneous rocks; Intrusions; Layered intrusions; Layered materials; Peridotites; Petrology; Plutonic rocks; Troctolite; Ultramafics; Europe; Great Britain; Hebrides; Highland region Scotland; Inner Hebrides; Inverness-shire Scotland; Rhum; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Allivalites; Alltnam Ba; Lower Eastern Layered Series
Abstract Numbers:86M/2357
Record ID:1987037188
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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