Greenwood, Richard; Donaldson, C. H. and Emeleus, C. H.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.147.2.0209|
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The Eastern Layered Series of the Rhum ultrabasic compkx formed in situ, and was not tectonically emplaced as previously suggested. Field relations along the contact show no evidence for the existence of a late 'Marginal Gabbro', instead peridotite and allivalite layers can be traced to within 2m of the surrounding partially melted
country rocks. Local preservation of a chilled margin to one peridotite layer indicates that the parental magma consisted of an olivine tholeiite liquid carrying approximately 19% (vol.) olivine crystals in suspension.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1990 The Geological Society of London|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Richard Greenwood|
|Date Deposited:||14 May 2010 13:25|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2016 12:44|
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