R. C. SCRIVENER, D. P. F. DARBYSHIRE, T. J. SHEPHERD; Timing and significance of crosscourse mineralization in SW England. Journal of the Geological Society ; 151 (4): 587–590. doi: https://doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.151.4.0587
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Rb-Sr isotope analyses of inclusion fluids from quartz have demonstrated a Triassic age (236 ± 3 Ma) for N–S-trendmg Pb–Zn–F vein mineralization in the Tamar Valley district of the Cornubian orefield. Consideration of the stratigaphy and structure of the Permo-Triassic basins both onshore and in the English Channel suggest that this mineralization results from the formation of fractures during regional extension-driven subsidence, and the subsequent ingress of basinal brines to the Variscan basement.