Large-scale fluid flow patterns within the Corsican Ophiolite

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doi: 10.1016/S0375-6742(00)00112-6
Authors:Miller, J. A.; Cartwright, I.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Monash University, Department of Earth Sciences, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Volume Title:Proceedings of Geofluids III; third international conference on Fluid evolution, migration and interaction in sedimentary basins and orogenic belts
Volume Authors:Pueyo, J. J., editor; Cardellach, E.; Bitzer, K.; Taberner, C.
Source:Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Vol.69-70, p.297-301; Geofluids III; third international conference on Fluid evolution, migration and interaction in sedimentary basins and orogenic belts, Barcelona, Spain, July 12-14, 2000, edited by J. J. Pueyo, E. Cardellach, K. Bitzer and C. Taberner. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam-New York, International. ISSN: 0375-6742
Publication Date:2000
Note:In English. 10 refs.; illus.
Summary:Veins are a ubiquitous feature within the Corsican Ophiolite and attest to the production and movement of fluids at all metamorphic grades. However oxygen isotope data for the ophiolite indicates that there has been little fluid flow between different units of the ophiolite. In contrast, oxygen and carbon isotope data for matrix and vein calcite in the ophiolite suggest that the calcite is probably derived from CO2-bearing fluids from the surrounding Schistes Lustres. There does not appear to be any fluid flow in the opposite direction, from the ophiolite to the Schistes Lustres. Thus, whilst large-scale fluid flow from the Schistes Lustres to the ophiolite probably occurred, this fluid flow was not pervasive. The disequilibration between the calcite and the whole rock suggests that fluid flow may have been rapid or confined to fracture systems. Abstract Copyright (2000) Elsevier, B.V.
Subjects:Blueschist; C-13/C-12; Calc-schist; Calcite; Carbon; Carbon dioxide; Carbonates; Chemically precipitated rocks; Chert; Clastic rocks; Diabase; Eclogite; Fluid phase; Fractures; Gabbros; Greenschist; Igneous rocks; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Lava; Marbles; Metabasalt; Metaigneous rocks; Metamorphic rocks; Metamorphism; Metasomatic rocks; O-18/O-16; Ophiolite; Ophiolite complexes; Oxygen; Patterns; Pillow lava; Plate tectonics; Plutonic rocks; Sandstone; Schists; Sedimentary rocks; Serpentinite; Stable isotopes; Subduction; Veins; Alps; Europe; Western Alps; Corsican Ophiolite; Schistes Lustres
Abstract Numbers:03M/4237
Record ID:2000061351
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from CAPCAS, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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