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

D F Mark, John Parnell, S P Kelley, S C Sherlock

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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. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geochemical Exploration
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
EventGeofluids V: 5th International Conference on Fluid Evolution, Migration and Interaction in Sedimentary Basins and Orogenic Belts - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Duration: 16 May 200621 May 2006


  • authigenic K-feldspar
  • fluid inclusion analysis
  • Ar-Ar dating
  • fluid flow
  • laser probe
  • sedimentary
  • overgrowths
  • inclusions
  • rocks

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