Geochemistry of the isle of Skye (NW Scotland) granitic complex

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Authors:Esson, J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Manch., Dep. Geol., Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Memorias e Noticias, Publicacoes do Museu e Laboratorio Mineralogico e Geologico de Universidade de Coimbra
Source:Memorias e Noticias, Publicacoes do Museu e Laboratorio Mineralogico e Geologico de Universidade de Coimbra, Vol.98, p.53-70. Publisher: Universidade de Coimbra, Museu e Laboratorio Mineralogico e Geologico, Coimbra, Portugal. ISSN: 0373-6474
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English with Portuguese summary. 24 refs.; illus.
Summary:A review of the geochemistry of Skye is presented, including an isotope study relevant to the origin of granitic magmas. A large amount of data involving analysis of >100 samples, shows that most of the granites are not geochemically related to the basement rocks. These granites were apparently produced by fractional crystallization of basic magmas derived from the mantle (and sometimes contaminated by crustal material). [L.A.B.]
Subjects:Alkaline earth metals; Cenozoic; Differentiation; Fractional crystallization; Geochemistry; Granitic composition; Igneous rocks; Isotopes; Lead; Magmas; Major elements; Metals; Partial melting; Pb-206/Pb-204; Pb-208/Pb-204; Petrology; Radioactive isotopes; Rare earths; Sr-87/Sr-86; Stable isotopes; Stratigraphy; Strontium; Tertiary; Trace elements; Europe; Great Britain; Hebrides; Highland region Scotland; Inner Hebrides; Inverness-shire Scotland; Isle of Skye; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Ratios
Abstract Numbers:86M/3259
Record ID:1987056508
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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