Journal article

HEAT REFRACTION AND LOW-PRESSURE METAMORPHISM IN THE NORTHERN FLINDERS RANGES, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SD MILDREN, M SANDIFORD

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 1995

Abstract

Unusually high lateral temperature gradients associated with metamorphism of the lower sedimentary sequences of the Adelaide Fold Belt near the basal unconformity with Proterozoic gneisses of the Mt Painter Inlier in the northem Flinders Ranges raise the possibility that heat refraction can give rise to a unique type of regionally extensive, unconformity-related, contact metamorphism. Numerical models are used to explore the possibility that the metamorphism may reflect lateral variations in thermal conductivity and heat production using simple geometries appropriate to the deformed basement-cover interface at Mt Painter. The thermal models provided here Show that with typical values of ther..

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