Age and origin of Late Jurassic and Paleocene granitoids, Nelson Batholith, southern British Columbia

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doi: 10.1139/e93-200
Authors:Sevigny, J. H.; Parrish, R. R.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Calgary, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Calgary, AB, Canada
Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Volume Title:Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Revue Canadienne des Sciences de la Terre
Source:Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences = Revue Canadienne des Sciences de la Terre, 30(12), p.2305-2314. Publisher: National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada. ISSN: 0008-4077
Publication Date:1993
Note:In English with French summary. South. Can. Cordilleran Lithoprobe Transect, Contrib. No. 474; Geol. Surv. Can., Contrib. No. 41393. 33 refs.; illus. incl. 3 tables, geol. sketch maps
Summary:Field mapping and petrography, geochemical and isotopic analyses, and U-Pb dating of zircon and titanite have shown that late Jurassic (158.9 +- 0.6 m.y.) biotite granite and Palaeocene (61 +- 1 m.y.) quartz monzonite are exposed in the Nelson batholith. The biotite granite is isotopically similar to other Middle Jurassic granites and provides evidence for magmatism into the Oxfordian. The emplacement of Palaeocene quartz monzonite may provide an explanation for the young 40Ar/39Ar ages and distorted isobaric surfaces in the S Nelson batholith. Palaeocene granitic rocks from the Nelson batholith-Valhalla complex and the Adams River area, S Omineca belt, have differing Pb isotopic signatures, suggesting that these suites were derived from different crustal sources. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Absolute age; Batholiths; Biotite granite; Cenozoic; Dates; Genesis; Geochemistry; Granites; Igneous rocks; Intrusions; Jurassic; Lithogeochemistry; Lithoprobe; Major elements; Mesozoic; Metals; Nesosilicates; Orthosilicates; Paleocene; Paleogene; Petrography; Plutonic rocks; Plutons; Quartz monzonite; Rare earths; Silicates; Tertiary; Trace elements; U/Pb; Upper Jurassic; Valhalla Complex; Zircon; Zircon group; British Columbia; Canada; Canadian Cordillera; North America; North American Cordillera; Western Canada; Nelson Batholith; Southern British Columbia
Coordinates:N491500 N500000 W1170000 W1180000
Abstract Numbers:94M/3994
Record ID:1994011425
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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