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Effects of contact metamorphism on the chemistry of calcareous rocks in the Big Horse Limestone Member, Notch Peak, Utah

Theodore C. Labotka, Peter I. Nabelek, J. J. Papike, Victoria C. Hover-Granath and J. C. Laul
Effects of contact metamorphism on the chemistry of calcareous rocks in the Big Horse Limestone Member, Notch Peak, Utah
American Mineralogist (October 1988) 73 (9-10): 1095-1110

Abstract

The Jurassic Notch Peak stock intruded Upper Cambrian limestones and calcareous argillites of the Big Horse Limestone member of the Orr formation in west-central Utah. Thirty-four major, minor, and trace elements were analysed in argillites and limestones to determine whether the substantial influx of H (sub 2) O from the crystallizing pluton caused a change in the composition of the host rocks. The results of the study indicate that there was no detectable, systematic change in composition with metamorphic grade. There is no evidence for large-scale migration of major or trace elements, despite the apparent substantial infiltration of H (sub 2) O during metamorphism.


ISSN: 0003-004X
EISSN: 1945-3027
Coden: AMMIAY
Serial Title: American Mineralogist
Serial Volume: 73
Serial Issue: 9-10
Title: Effects of contact metamorphism on the chemistry of calcareous rocks in the Big Horse Limestone Member, Notch Peak, Utah
Affiliation: Univ. Tenn., Dep. Geol. Sci., Knoxville, TN, United States
Pages: 1095-1110
Published: 198810
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC, United States
References: 20
Accession Number: 1988-079891
Categories: Geochemistry of rocks, soils, and sedimentsIgneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 6 tables, geol. sketch map
N39°04'60" - N39°15'00", W113°27'00" - W113°17'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Univ. Mo., USA, United StatesS.D. Sch. Mines and Technol., USA, United StatesConoco, USA, United StatesBattelle Northwest, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 1988
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