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Stable and Sr-isotope evidence for fluid advection during thrusting of the glarus nappe (swiss alps)

M Burkhard, R Kerrich, R Maas, WS Fyfe

Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology | Published : 1992


At the Glarus thrust in the Swiss Helvetic Alps, Permian Verrucano siltstones are allochthonously superimposed over Tertiary Flysch with an intermediate, about 1 metre thin layer of intensively deformed calcmylonite of probable Mesozoic provenance. The H-O-C- and Sr-isotope compositions of minerals from the calc-mylonite and strongly mylonitized Verrucano siltstones were determined in order to assess: (1) equilibrium-disequilibrium relationships; (2) isotopic composition of the fluid phase, its provenance and water/rock ratios; (3) sources of Sr in the calc-mylonite; (4) deformation temperatures. The isotopic composition of cale-mylonite micro-samples from five sites along the thrust varies ..

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