Palaeohydrology of the calcsilicate aureole of the Beinn an Dubhaich Granite, Skye, Scotland; a stable isotopic study

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Authors:Holness, M. B.; Fallick, A. E.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Edinburgh, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of Metamorphic Geology
Source:Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 15(1), p.71-83. Publisher: Blackwell, Oxford, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0263-4929
Publication Date:1997
Note:In English. 26 refs.; illus., incl. 3 tables, geol. sketch map
Summary:In this aureole, strongly depleted isotopic compositions of reaction-product calcite correlate with high silica and fluorine contents, demonstrating a strong link between isotopic alteration and metasomatism by fluids with a significant magmatic component, even at the margins of the aureole. The Δ18O and Δ13C compositions of the carbonates form a linear cluster with a positive slope of ∼ 5, consistent with the depletion of isotope compositions by the infiltration of magmatic and/or meteoric fluids. Stable isotope compositions of coexisting calcite-dolomite pairs show varying degrees of isotopic disequilibrium, which correlates with the inferred fluid infiltration mechanism. The largest fractions are found in dolostones that have been infiltrated along pre-metamorphic fractures, and the smallest occur where fluid flow was pervasive. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Aureoles; C-13; Carbon; Carbonates; Circulation; Contact metamorphism; Fluid phase; Geochemistry; Hydrothermal conditions; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Metamorphic rocks; Metamorphism; Metasedimentary rocks; O-18/O-16; Oxygen; Stable isotopes; Europe; Great Britain; Hebrides; Highland region Scotland; Inner Hebrides; Inverness-shire Scotland; Isle of Skye; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Balnakeil Formation; Beinn an Dubhaich Granite
Coordinates:N570000 N574000 W0054000 W0064500
Abstract Numbers:97M/2791
Record ID:1997018038
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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