Mantilla Figueroa, Luis Carlos and Casquet, César and Mas, J.R. (1999) Comparación entre el metamorfismo de la Cuenca de Cameros y el de la Cuenca Aurifera de Witwatersrand (Suráfrica). Implicaciones Metalogenéticas. Geogaceta, 25 . pp. 131-134. ISSN 0213-683X
The Witwatersrand Coldfield (WCF) and the Cameros Basin (CB) were subjected to widespread fluid flow during metamorphism. Physical conditions reached at the thermal peaks have been estimated at 1 kb and 340°C in the case of the CB and 1-2kb and 350 ± 50°C in the WCF (i.e. subgreenschist and greenschist facies conditions). In both cases the infiltrating fluids were predominantly of deep intra-basinal and metamorphic origin and the fluid flow was focused along zones of enhanced permeability (pervasive cleavage, shear zones, fractures and bedding). Phyrophillite and chloritoid are common minerals in the internal parts of the metamorphic areas. Cold and U, accompanied by organic matter, were introduced late in the WCF; In the CB no evidence still exist of this economically important evento In the two basins, metamorphism is post-depositional, 300 to 600 Ma younger in the Archean WCF, and inmediatly subsequent in the case of the Mesozoic CB . In this case a relationship with a first stage of basin inversion seems probable. The many similarities between metamorphism in the two basins and the new model of hot migrating fluid-driven metamorphism invoked in both cases, open room for new prospecting strategies of metals of echonomic interest in the CB.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Metamorphism, Sedimentary basins, Fluid flow, Witwatersrand Cold Field, Cameros Basin.|
|Subjects:||Sciences > Geology > Petrology|
|Deposited On:||16 Nov 2010 12:58|
|Last Modified:||16 Nov 2010 12:58|
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