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Contrasting crustal sources for peraluminous granites of the segmented Montes de Toledo Batholith (Iberian Variscan Belt)

Villaseca González, Carlos and Pérez-Soba Aguilar, Cecilia and Merino Martínez, Enrique and Orejana García, David and López García, José Ángel and Billstrom, Kjell (2008) Contrasting crustal sources for peraluminous granites of the segmented Montes de Toledo Batholith (Iberian Variscan Belt). Journal of Geosciences (Prague, Print) , 53 . pp. 263-280. ISSN 1802-6222

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Abstract

The Variscan Montes de Toledo Batholith (MTB) is an E–W linear array of peraluminous granite plutons which is chemically
segmented. The study is focused on the western segment of the MTB (W-MTB), mainly composed of granites
with slightly lower CaO and higher P2O5 contents than associated eastern plutonic units and nearby S-type granites,
giving them a more pronounced peraluminous nature. The chemical contrast is also observed in isotopic composition,
especially in radiogenic Nd and Pb ratios. The W-MTB granites have higher initial εNd (–5.0 to –5.9) and lower 206Pb/204Pb
and 208Pb/204Pb ratios than peraluminous types from the E-MTB segment. A mixed pelitic–greywackeous derivation from
regional Neoproterozoic formations is suggested, whereas lower crustal and meta-igneous sources were involved in the
origin of the easternmost MTB granites. The presence of igneous muscovite together with coexisting andalusite and
sillimanite in some of the studied granites suggests that solidus was reached at 650–700 ºC and depth corresponding to
the pressure of 2–3 kbar.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Peraluminous granites, Andalusite, Sillimanite, Sr-Nd-Pb isotopes, Iberian Variscan Belt
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
ID Code:12279
Deposited On:28 Feb 2011 11:23
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 10:57

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