Temperature-composition-time (T-X-t) data from authigenic K-feldspar: an integrated methodology for dating fluid flow events

Mark, Darren F.; Parnell, John; Kelley, Simon P. and Sherlock, Sarah C. (2006). Temperature-composition-time (T-X-t) data from authigenic K-feldspar: an integrated methodology for dating fluid flow events. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 89(1-3) pp. 259–262.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2005.11.059

Abstract

Integration of fluid inclusion analysis with high spatial resolution Ar–Ar dating of K-feldspar cements has been used to resolve and reconstruct palaeo-fluid flow. Fluid inclusion analysis allows discrimination of distinct cement phases, thereby identifying discrete episodes of fluid flow. Ar–Ar dating of the same cements via high spatial resolution laserprobe establishes absolute age constraints on the framework previously constructed. Integration of these two datasets yields temperature–composition–time data.

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