Journal article

Australian Proterozoic high-temperature, low-pressure metamorphism in the conductive limit

M Sandiford, M Hand, PJ Taylor (ed.), PJ Obrien (ed.)

WHAT DRIVES METAMORPHISM AND METAMORPHIC REACTIONS? | GEOLOGICAL SOC PUBLISHING HOUSE | Published : 1998

Abstract

This paper is included in the Special Publication entitled 'What drives metamorphism and metamorphic reactions?' edited by P.J. Treloar and P.J. O'Brien. High-temperature, low-pressure (HTLP) metamorphism often reflects transient advection of heat due to magma ascent. However, the origin of HTLP metamorphism in a number of Australian Proterozoic terranes remains contentious either because of the deficiency of magmatic bodies in the terranes, or because the long time delay (>100 Ma) between magmatism and metamorphism precludes heating by existing magmatic bodies. Furthermore, a number of Australian Proterozoic HTLP terranes (such as the Reynolds Range in central Australia) show evidence of an..

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