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Pluton emplacement and magmatic arc construction: A model from the Patagonian batholithA model of batholithic construction in Andean arcs and its applicability to possibly similar environments in the past is described. Age and compositional data from the Patagonian batholith of southern Chile show a long history of magmatism in any given area (total age range is 15 to 157 Ma), but different regions appear to have different magmatic starting ages. Furthermore, mafic rocks seem to be the oldest components of any given region. An assembly line model involving semicontinuous magmatism and uplift was outlined, which has implications for other terranes: uplift rates will be proportional to observed ranges in age, and total uplift will be proportional to the age of the oldest pluton in any given area. It is suggested that misleading results would be obtained if only small areas of similar terranes in the Archean were available for study.
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Conference Paper
Bruce, Robert (Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO, United States)
Nelson, Eric (Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO, United States)
Weaver, Stephen (Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
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Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Workshop on the Growth of Continental Crust
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