Structural controls on the migration of kaolinizing fluids in the St. Austell Granite

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Authors:Cox, W. R.; Rankin, A. H.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Kingston University, CEESR, Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Other:
University of Kingston, United Kingdom
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, United States
British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
University of Missouri, United States
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Czech Geological Survey, Czech Republic
Imperial College, United Kingdom
Charles University, Czech Republic
Bristol University, United Kingdom
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
University of Tasmania, Australia
Geological Survey of Norway, Norway
University of Technology, Australia
Iowa State University, United States
Washington State University, United States
Camborne School of Mines, United Kingdom
U. S. Geological Survey, United States
Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
Colorado State University, United States
University of Salzburg, Austria
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, United Kingdom
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Proceedings of the Fifth biennial SGA meeting and the Tenth quadrennial IAGOD symposium; Mineral deposits; processes to processing
Volume Authors:Stanley, C. J., editor; Bodnar, R. J.; Naden, J.; Yardley, Bruce W. D.; Criddle, A. J.; Hagni, R. D.; Gize, A. P.; Pasava, J.; Fleet, A. J.; Seltmann, R.; Halls, C.; Stemprok, M.; Williamson, B.; Herrington, R. J.; Hill, R. E. T.; Prichard, H. M.; Wall, F.; Williams, C. T.; McDonald, I.; Wilkinson, Jamie J.; Cooke, D.; Cook, Nigel J.; Marshall, Brian J.; Spry, Paul G.; Zaw, Khin; Meinert, L. D.; Sundblad, K.; Scott, P. W.; Clark, S. H. B.; Valsami-Jones, E.; Beukes, Nicolas J.; Stein, Holly J.; Hannah, J. L.; Neubauer, F.; Blundell, D. J.; Alderton, D. H. M.; Smith, M. P.; Mulshaw, S.; Ixer, R. A.
Source:Proceedings of the ... Biennial SGA Meeting, Vol.5, p.1089-1092; Fifth biennial SGA meeting and the Tenth quadrennial IAGOD symposium, London, United Kingdom, Aug. 22-25, 1999, edited by C. J. Stanley, A. H. Rankin, R. J. Bodnar, J. Naden, Bruce W. D. Yardley, A. J. Criddle, R. D. Hagni, A. P. Gize, J. Pasava, A. J. Fleet, R. Seltmann, C. Halls, M. Stemprok, B. Williamson, R. J. Herrington, R. E. T. Hill, H. M. Prichard, F. Wall, C. T. Williams, I. McDonald, Jamie J. Wilkinson, D. Cooke, Nigel J. Cook, Brian J. Marshall, Paul G. Spry, Khin Zaw, L. D. Meinert, K. Sundblad, P. W. Scott, S. H. B. Clark, E. Valsami-Jones, Nicolas J. Beukes, Holly J. Stein, J. L. Hannah, F. Neubauer, D. J. Blundell, D. H. M. Alderton, M. P. Smith, S. Mulshaw and R. A. Ixer. Publisher: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA), International. ISBN: 90-5809-121-X
Publication Date:1999
Note:In English. 11 refs.; illus.
Summary:The relative roles of meso- and microstructures as migration pathways for kaolinizing fluids in Goonbarrow china clay pit have been examined. Pervasive argillic alteration was facilitated by the influx of low-T fluids along a locally extensive network of microfractures which developed from two main episodes of microfissuring. The dominant episode was associated with the early cooling and uplift of the granite and the development of moderate to high-T sheeted vein systems; the later episode allowed large amounts of cool meteoric fluids to pervade the granite. [R.A.H.]
Sections:Economic minerals and ore deposits
Subsections:General
Subjects:Fluid inclusions; Inclusions; Industrial minerals; Kaolin deposits; Kaolinization; Metasomatism; Meteoric water; Mineral deposits, genesis; Nonmetal deposits; Paleohydrology; Structural controls; Cornwall England; England; Europe; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Clays; Goonbarrow England; Saint Austell Granite
Coordinates:N500000 N510000 W0040000 W0054000
Abstract Numbers:00M/2552
Record ID:2003011775
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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