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Title: Hercynian late-post-tectonic granitic rocks from the Fornos de Algodres area (Northern Central Portugal)
Author: Azevedo, M. R.
Nolan, J.
Keywords: Assimilation
Fractional crystallization
Iberian Variscan Fold Belt
Magma mixing
Hercynian orogeny
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: The Fornos de Algodres Complex (FAC) comprises several intrusions of late-post-tectonic Hercynian granitic rocks ranging in composition from hornblende granodiorites and quartz monzodiorites, through coarse porphyritic biotite granites and two-mica granites (coarse-, medium- and fine-grained), to muscovite-rich leucogranites. Field and regional constraints show that the emplacement of this large, composite, batholithic complex post-dates the main Variscan regional deformation phases (D1 + D2 + D3) and associated metamorphic events. Field, petrographic and geochemical data suggest a strong genetic relationship between most of the members of the FAC. However, their Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotopic signatures appear to rule out any genetic process involving a single homogeneous source and/or closed-system fractional crystallization of the same parental magma. A model involving hybridization of mantle-derived basaltic liquids with crustal anatectic melts followed by further contamination and fractional crystallization is proposed to explain the isotopic and geochemical variation trends defined by the FAC granitic rocks.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1016/S0024-4937(98)00019-X
ISSN: 0024-4937
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