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The Criffell pluton in southwestern Scotland (397 Ma, a Newer Granite of late Caledonian age) is concentrically zoned with outer granodiorites of typically I-type aspect passing into inner granite with more evolved characteristics. The zonation is examined in terms of the compositional surfaces of bulk parameters such as SiO2 and Rb/Sr and compositional variation is best modelled as multi-pulse, there being greater variation in bulk composition between pulses than within pulse. Published variations in Sr, Nd and O isotopes reflect the derivation of the pulses from separate and isotopically distinct sources. Other evidence for open-system behaviour includes mingling with...

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