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Emplacement of the Etive Dyke Swarm, Scotland: implications of dyke morphology and AMS data

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George A. Morris
George A. Morris
1
Institutionen för Geologi och Geokemi
,
Stockholms Universitet, S-106 91, Stockholm
,
Sweden
(e-mail: george.morris@geo.su.se)
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Masumi Kamada
Masumi Kamada
2
Département de Minéralogie
,
Université de Genève
,
Rue des Maraîchers 13, CH-1211, Genève
,
Switzerland
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Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez
2
Département de Minéralogie
,
Université de Genève
,
Rue des Maraîchers 13, CH-1211, Genève
,
Switzerland
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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

The Etive Dyke Swarm is the largest Caledonian dyke swarm in Britain and Ireland. Field and petrophysical (AMS–anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility) data are presented that indicate the dykes resulted from passive upwelling of magmas into fractures created by regional tectonic stresses. During the period of dyke intrusion (around 415 Ma) periodic episodes of sinistral transpression affected the region and were probably associated with sinistral movement on the Great Glen and other regional faults that lie subparallel (approximately 5° clockwise) from the long axis of the swarm. AMS data show that magma upwelled subvertically across the swarm and suggests that the dykes fed a volcanic field much larger than the now preserved Glencoe Volcano complex.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Structure and Emplacement of High-Level Magmatic Systems

K. Thomson
K. Thomson
University of Birmingham, UK
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N. Petford
N. Petford
Bournemouth University, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
302
ISBN electronic:
9781862395503
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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