Journal article

THE GEOCHEMISTRY OF JURASSIC DOLERITES FROM PORTAL PEAK, ANTARCTICA

JM HERGT, BW CHAPPELL, G FAURE, TM MENSING

CONTRIBUTIONS TO MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1989

Abstract

Geochemical and isotopic analyses have been performed on a suite of samples from a Jurassic quartz tholeiite sill of the Ferrar Group at Portal Peak, Queen Alexandra Range, near the Beardmore Glacier in Antarctica. The data include major and trace element (XRF and INAA) concentrations, as well as Sr and Nd isotopic compositions, and are combined with the results of other studies on samples from Antarctica. It is demonstrated that despite differences in the pre-intrusion (or eruption) evolution of the Ferrar Group magmas, the similarity in isotopic and chemical compositions for these rocks supports the existence of a remarkably uniform mantle source with unusual signature over a distance of t..

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