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Datos preliminares sobre el metamorfismo de la Sierra de Pie de Palo, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales (Argentina)

Baldo, Edgardo G. and Casquet, César and Galindo Francisco, Mª del Carmen (1998) Datos preliminares sobre el metamorfismo de la Sierra de Pie de Palo, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales (Argentina). Geogaceta, 24 . pp. 39-42. ISSN 0213-683X

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Abstract

The Sierra de Pie de Palo belongs to the Western Sierras Pampeanas. Although still poorly known in
detail, the sierra consists of a relatively autochthonous sequence of shelf sediments metamorphosed to
low grade (the Caucete Group) and an allochthonous complex of polymetamorphic medium-to-high
grade igneous and sedimentary rocks thrust towards the west and northwest. Mylonitization is widespread.
Radiometric dating by different methods (U-Pb, 4°Ar/39Ar and K-Ar) suggests that at least two tectonothermal
events are present in the allochthonous: Grenville (ca. 1 Ga) and Famatinian (480-312Ma).
Metamorphism has been studied in a Ca-rich pelite with a complex mineralogical composition
(Qtz, Ms, Pg, Bt, Grt, Ky, Hbl, St, Rt, 111, PI, Ep). This rock is a mylonite. Three metamorphic stages are
recognized: the first two correspond to a prograde M, metamorphism under relatively high P/T conditions
(peak at 13kb and about 600ºC). The second is related to mylonitization (Mm 1) with T - 575ºC and P
< 1 Okb. We suggest that this rock is polymetamorphic, M, metamorphism beirig probably related to the
Grenville orogeny and Mmyl to the Famatinian orogeny.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:High-pressure metamorphism, Ca-rich pelites, Geocronology, Sierra de Pie de Palo, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales, Argentina
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
ID Code:11462
Deposited On:04 Nov 2010 12:31
Last Modified:16 Nov 2010 12:05

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