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    Sm-Nd garnet ages and cooling history of high-temperature peridotite massifs and high-pressure granulites from lower Austria
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    Harry Becker
    Becker, Harry
Source title - serial
    Contributions to mineralogy and petrology
    Vol. 127, no. 3
    p. 224-236
    9 obr., 1 tab., 2 s.bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Contr. Mineral. Petrology
Subject group
    datování Sm/Nd
    kolize desek
    podmínky P-T
    vrásnění variské
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Abstract (in english)
   High-temperature peridotites, garnet pyroxenites and associated granulites from Lower Austria (southern Bohemian Massif) yield Sm-Nd garnet ages (325-344 Ma), indicating Lower Carboniferous cooling and exhumation of the high-grade nappes during the Variscan orogeny. Ages of three samples are slightly older, most probably as a result of internal disequilibrium. Cooling rates estimated from thermochronology may have been between 25 and 150°C/Ma. Using the cooling rate estimates, closure temperatures for Nd tracer diffusion in garnets from peridotites and pyroxenites may have been in the range of 800-1000°C. The peridotite massifs most likely underwent near-isothermal decompression during extension in a late Devonian marginal basin. Closure of the basin in the lower Carboniferous and Crustal thickening resulted in metamorphism of high-pressure granulites and in shallow exhumation of the peridotites
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    21. 2. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012