Layered Intrusions

Layered Intrusions

1st Edition - October 18, 1996

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  • Editor: R.G. Cawthorn
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535401

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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.

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).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 530
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1996
  • Published: October 18, 1996
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535401

About the Editor

R.G. Cawthorn

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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