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Age relations in high-grade metamorphic terrains

H. R. Wynne-Edwards

Age relations in high-grade metamorphic terrains

by H. R. Wynne-Edwards

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Published by Business & Economic Service in Toronto .
Written in English


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Statementedited by H.R. Wynne-Edwards.
SeriesGeological Association of Canada. Special papers -- no.5
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Open LibraryOL20013733M

WYNNE-EDWARDS,HR (editor) () Age Relations in High-Grade Metamorphic Terrains. GAC 5, pp. Europe, Greenland, Grenville province, etc. YODER,HS (editor) () The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks. Princeton Univ. Press, pp.   Principles of Metamorphic Petrology by R. H. Vernon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

  Using this concept grade and index minerals, a walk across Scotland becomes a walk through different metamorphic conditions. Starting in the chlorite zone (near the Laphroaig whisky distillery on Islay perhaps, bottle marked A), rocks are slatey, with well preserved sedimentary features. Since they were muds and sandstones, there have been some metamorphic reactions producing . High-grade metamorphism takes place at temperatures greater than o C and relatively high pressure. As grade of metamorphism increases, hydrous minerals become less hydrous, by losing H 2 O, and non-hydrous minerals become more common.

Epigenetic gold deposits in metamorphic terranes include those of the Precambrian shields (app, t Au), particularly the Late Archean greenstone belts and Paleoproterozoic fold belts, and of the late Neoproterozoic and younger Cordilleran-style orogens (app t lode t placer Au), mainly along the margins of Gondwana, Laurentia, and the more recent circum-Pacific. High-grade metamorphic rocks tend to be coarse-grained. But grain size is also dependent on the grain size of the protolith. Non-foliated metamorphic rocks include quartzite, which is metamorphosed sandstone in which the quartz grains have recrystallized into a very solid interlocking network, and marble, which is metamorphosed limestone.


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Age relations in high-grade metamorphic terrains by H. R. Wynne-Edwards Download PDF EPUB FB2

OCLC Number: Description: [iv], pages illustrations, maps (some folded) 24 cm. Contents: Orogeny, basement and the geological map of Canada / R.J.W. Douglas --Metamorphic facies series in the European orogenic belts and their bearing on the causes of orogeny / H.J.

Zwart --Problems of age relations and structure in some metamorphic belts of southern Africa / H. Martin --Chronologie. Not Available adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86AAuthor: R.

Armstrong. Table of Contents 1 Introduction.- 2 Mapping in Gneiss Terrains.- Introduction.- General Problems.- Working Method.- Outcrop Analysis.- What to Map.- Types of Maps Scheme of Events.- Sampling.- 3 Fabric Development in Gneiss Terrains.- Introduction.- The Geometry of Ductile Flow in Rocks.- Coaxial or Non-Coaxial Flow.- Effects of Pages: from book Field Geology of High-Grade Gneiss Terrains a prerequisite for success is a thorough understanding of the geometry and relative age relations of rock units and the sequence of.

Literature Review 3 Gold deposits in high-grade metamorphic terrains Chapter 1 Introduction Gold-only deposits are enriched to the order of 10 times the crustal average for gold.

Metamorphism is the change of minerals or geologic texture (distinct arrangement of minerals) in pre-existing rocks (), without the protolith melting into liquid magma (a solid-state change).

The change occurs primarily due to heat, pressure, and the introduction of chemically active fluids. The chemical components and crystal structures of the minerals making up the rock may change even.

Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".

The original rock is subjected to heat (temperatures greater than to °C) and pressure ( megapascals (1, bar) or more), causing profound physical or chemical protolith may be a sedimentary, igneous, or existing metamorphic rock.

The text is illustrated with line drawings and photographs, and features chapters on mapping in gneiss terrains, fabric development, interpretation of structures and fabrics, metamorphic history of gneiss terrains, geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and geochronology, and origin Format: Paperback.

Start studying Geology Final Exam Quiz Qs. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. are high grade metamorphic The age of oceanic crust in the Pacific is asymmetric because _____.

The overwhelming majority of high-grade metamorphic terrains are of Precambrian age and reside in Precambrian shields, in the basement of platforms and in large (e.g. median) massifs within orogenic belts.

These are treated in Volume 2. A substantially smaller proportion of high-grade metamorphics are exposed in cores of Phanerozoic orogenic belts. Migmatite is a high grade rock, it is coarse grained and it contains high levels of banding What is a granoblastic rock.

This is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of crystals that grow to form the same shapes, such as cubes or spheres, rather than platy or elongate shapes. Intermediate grade metamorphic rocks contain mica as well as minerals such as garnet. High grade metamorphic rocks form in places that are so hot the rocks almost melt, about degrees Celsius.

One mineral that forms in this intense heat is sillimanite, which is often found in the rock gneiss. Quick NavTop About High-grade metamorphic rock Classification Sub-divisions References Internet Links Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Abstract. The oldest terrestrial minerals identified to date are 4, ± 20 Ma-old detrital zircons from Jack Hills, Western Australia (Valley et al. Geology –, ; Nemchin et al. Earth Planet Sci Lett –, ; Pidgeon and Nemchin, Precamb Res –, ), predating the oldest known rocks – the ~– Ga-old Acasta Gneiss (Bowring and Williams Contrib Cited by: 1.

sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and age determination The photo shows rock layering or stratification which is a typical feature associated with sedimentary rocks--natural gas and petroleum are formed and found in sedimentary rocks--fossils which occur in sedimentary rocks show the life forms present on Earth during geologic time.

This is the first textbook on structural geology aimed primarily at the interpretation of high-grade gneiss terrains. The authors outline some of the more commonly seen structural features, suggest how they can be analysed and interpreted, and explain which sampling technique for petrology, geochemistry and geochronology will give the best results.5/5(1).

A rock or a rock complex may bear the effects of more than one metamorphic event (e.g. contact metamorphism following regional metamorphism), and thus the following types of metamorphism can be distinguished.

Monometamorphism is a metamorphism resulting File Size: KB. @article{osti_, title = {Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes and their uranium favorability.

Final report. [Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Washington]}, author = {Coney, P J and Reynolds, S J}, abstractNote = {The objective of this report is to provide a descriptive body of knowledge on Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes including their lithologic and.

Definition of metamorphic grade The intensity or rank of metamorphism, measured by the amount or degree of difference between the original parent rock and the metamorphic rock. It indicates in a general way the pressure-temperature environment or facies in which the metamorphism took place.

The metamorphic grade ranges from amphibolite to granulite, slightly lower than the Nappier Complex. The high-grade metamorphic age is dated as Ma and a Ma age is considered as a greenschist over- print (Black et a1.,). Following the high grade metamorphism, the Rayner rocks have undergone near- isothermal by:.

The metamorphic grade ranges from amphibolite to granulite, slightly lower than the Nappier Complex. The high-grade metamorphic age is dated as Ma and a Ma age is considered as a greenschist overprint (Black et a1.,).

Following the high grade metamorphism, the Rayner rocks have undergone nearisothermal decompression.Metamorphic grade is a general term for describing the relative temperature and pressure conditions under which metamorphic rocks form.

Low-grade metamorphism takes place at temperatures between about to oC, and relatively low pressure.The Évora high-grade metamorphic terrains, with an average width of 15–20 km, are formed by a structurally complex assemblage of variably sheared migmatites and gneisses associated to variably strained N° to °–trending granodiorites, tonalites, gabbros, diorites (Moita et al., a), and andesitic dikes, all intruded by an.