P-T path determinations in the Tormes Gneissic Dome, NW Iberian Massif, Spain



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Escuder Viruete, J. and Indares, A. and Arenas Martín, Ricardo (1997) P-T path determinations in the Tormes Gneissic Dome, NW Iberian Massif, Spain. Journal of metamorphic geology, 15 (5). pp. 645-663. ISSN 0263-4929

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The Tormes Gneissic Dome (TGD, NW sector of the Iberian Massif, Spain) is a high-grade metamorphic
complex affected by a major episode of extensional deformation (D2). The syn-D2 P-T path of the Lower
Unit of the TGD was deduced from the analysis of reaction textures related to superimposed fabrics
developed during exhumation, analysis of mineral zoning and thermobarometric calculations. It comprises
an initial phase of decompression, determined using the TWEEQU thermobarometric technique, from
6.4-8.1 kbar at 735-750 DC (upper structural levels) and 7.2 kbar at 770 DC ( lower structural levels) to
3.3-3.9 kbar and 645-680 DC. This evolution is consistent with the observed sequence of meIting reactions
and the generation of garnet- and cordierite-bearing anatectic granitoids. The later part of the syn-D2
P-T path consisted of almost isobaric cooling associated with the thermal re-equilibration of the unit in
the new structural position. This segment of the P-T path is recorded by assemblages with And + Bt + Ms
and Ms + ChI + Ab related to the later mylonitic S2 fabrics, which indicate retrogression to
low-amphibolite and greenschist facies conditions.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Crustal extension; Garnet zoning; High-temperature decompression; Iberian Massif; Melting; Metapelite; P-T path.
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
ID Code:17434
Deposited On:14 Dec 2012 10:50
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