Geochronology of the Farmington Canyon Complex, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Published:January 01, 1983
Carl E. Hedge, John S. Stacey, Bruce Bryant, 1983. "Geochronology of the Farmington Canyon Complex, Wasatch Mountains, Utah", Tectonic and Stratigraphic Studies in the Eastern Great Basin, David M. Miller, Victoria R. Todd, Keith A. Howard
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High-grade metamorphic rocks and migmatites in the Farmington Canyon Complex were derived from igneous and sedimentary rocks possibly, as old as 3000 m.y. They were probably metamorphosed about 2600 m.y. ago, and they were severely metamorphosed, migmatized, and intruded by quartz monzonite 1790 m.y. ago. A very high initial Sr87 /Sr86 ratio of 0.769 indicates that the quartz monzonite magma was derived by melting of the more leucocratic parts of the layered gneisses. On and just west of Antelope Island, plutons of granite were emplaced 2020 m.y. ago.