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    Metamorphic chlorite and "vermiculitic" phases in mafic dikes from the Maláguide Complex (Betic Cordillera, Spain)
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    María Dolores Ruiz Cruz, Jiří K. Novák
    Novák, Jiří K.
    Ruiz Cruz, María Dolores
Source title - serial
    European journal of mineralogy
    Vol. 15, no. 1
    p. 67-80
    5 obr., 7 fot., 6 tab., 2 s. bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Eur. J. Mineral.
Subject group
    chemismus minerálů
    metamorfóza nízkostupňová
    mikroanalýza elektronová
    mikroskopie elektronová transmisní
    minerály smíšených struktur
    vrásnění alpinské
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Abstract (in english)
   Low-grade metamorphic mineral associations present in mafic dikes from the Malaguide Complex were examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, electron microprobe analysis (EMPA) and transmission-analytical electron microscopy (TEM/AEM). The low-grade phyllosilicates occur both as pseudomorphs after pyroxene and as matrix phases of the rock. The metamorphic phyllosilicate assemblage is formed either by chlorite + muscovite or by the association chlorite + randomly ordered chlorite/venniculite mixed-layers +1:1 regular chlorite/vermiculite mixed-layers + vermiculite (or Na-biotite). Chemical changes observed from chlorite to vermiculitic phases include: 1) increase of the Si/Al ratio; 2) decrease of Mg+Fe; and 3) presence of variable amounts of Ca+alkali. Later alteration of the second assemblage originates Al-smectite, which forms from chlorite-, mixed-layers- and low-charge biotite (vermiculite) packets.
   Excluding the alteration products, the mineral associations observed in dikes are similar, as studied by XRD, to those observed in metaclastites from this Complex, suggesting a common metamorphic event. Nevertheless, both EMPA and TEM/AEM analyses reveal chemical differences, which are probably related to differences in bulk-chemistry between metaclastites and dikes
    Česká geologická služba
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    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    15. 8. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012