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Layered Intrusions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444817686, 9780080535401

Layered Intrusions, Volume 15

1st Edition

Editor: R.G. Cawthorn
eBook ISBN: 9780080535401
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 18th October 1996
Page Count: 530
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Table of Contents

Preface. Foreword (G.M. Brown). Mechanisms of formation of igneous layering (H.R. Naslund, A.R. McBirney). Fluid dynamic processes in Basaltic Magma Chambers (I.H. Campbell). Texture development in cumulate rocks (R.H. Hunter). A review of mineralization in the Bushveld complex and some other layered Mafic intrusions (C.A. Lee).The Skaergaard intrusion (A.R. McBirney). The Bushveld complex (H.V. Eales, R.G. Cawthorn). The Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion, southwest Norway (J.R. Wilson, B. Robins, F.M. Nielsen, J.C. Duchesne, J. Vander Auwera). Layered intrusions of the Duluth complex, Minnesota, USA (J.D. Miller, Jr., E.M. Ripley). The Fongen-Hyllingen layered intrusive complex, Norway (J.R. Wilson, H.S. Sørensen). Layered alkaline igneous rocks of the Gardar Province, South Greenland (B.G.J. Upton, I. Parsons, C.H. Emeleus, M.E. Hodson). The Great Dyke of Zimbabwe (A.H. Wilson). The Rum layered suite (C.H. Emeleus, M.J. Cheadle, R.H. Hunter, B.G.J. Upton, W.J. Wadsworth). The Stillwater complex (I.S. McCallum). The Windimurra complex, Western Australia (C.I. Mathison, A.L. Ahmat). Author Index. Subject Index. Insert in envelope inside back cover: Geological map of the Skaergaard intrusion (compiled by A.R. McBirney).


Written by leading experts in the field, this work summarises the important aspects relating to layered intrusions, with almost universal coverage of the subject.

Each chapter is a complete review of a theme or specific geological intrusion. The first part of the book covers the general principles and processes which apply to all intrusions. Those chapters on individual intrusions concentrate on factual information.

A detailed full colour geological map of the Skaergaard intrusion is also included.

This book will appeal to a wide audience - university libraries, research students in igneous petrology, state organisations such as exploration companies - as well as being an ideal textbook for university courses on igneous petrology, and geochemistry and petrography.


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@from:Ronald F. Emslie
@qu:Although this book makes no claim to providing a comprehensive guide to layered intrusions in general, it should be a widely welcome resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching and a valuable reference for professionals. It furnishes an excellent introduction to modern methods of investigation of igneous layered intrusions and is an updated source of ideas and reference.
@source:Economic Geology
@qu:..This book represents a valuable attempt to bring together a variety of experts on different layered igneous intrusions into a single monograph, and will undoubtedly be embraced as an important reference for studies on layered rocks.

@source:Mineralogical Magazine
@from:T. Feininger
@qu:...this is an up-to-date and exhaustive book in a fast-evolving field. If not an indispensable reference for workers on layered igneous rocks, it is nearly so. Certainly it is an immensely useful source. Parts of the volume, particularly the opening chapters. will enrichen and enliven university seminars and advanced courses in igneous petrology.

@source:The Canadian Minerologist Vol. 36

Ratings and Reviews

About the Editor

R.G. Cawthorn

Affiliations and Expertise

University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Geology, WITS, South Africa