Paleomagnetic dating of fluid-flow events in dolomitized Caledonian basement rocks, central Scotland

R D Elmore, J Parnell, M Engel, S Woods, M Abraham, M Davidson

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Abstract

Paleomagnetic results suggest that there was a fluid-flow event which caused dolomitization and hematite authigenesis in serpentinite within the Highland Border Group along the Highland Boundary Fault in central Scotland in the late Carboniferous/early Permian. Geochemical data indicate that the fluid was hydrothermal in origin, and in addition to causing hematite authigenesis, the fluid also thermally remagnetized pre-existing magnetite in the serpentinite. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geochemical Exploration
Volume69
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • remagnetization
  • fluids
  • fault
  • paleomagnetism

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