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The thermal evolution of a contact aureole is strongly dependent on the emplacement mode of the intrusion that is causing the thermal anomaly. Inferences on the emplacement mode can be made if solid temperature estimates are available. The contact aureole of the Western Adamello Tonalite provides a unique combination of magma ascent close to the host rock and suitable rock chemistry. We use three mineral reactions at different distances in the aureole in combination with phase petrology to estimate temperatures. These temperatures are not reproducible by thermal models considering the emplacement of the intrusion as a single batch. The...

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