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In: Geologica Carpathica, vol. 67, no. 2
M. Abdelaly Rivera-Gómez - Surendra P. Verma
Testing of multidimensional tectonomagmatic discrimination diagrams on fresh and altered rocks
Rok, strany: 2016, 195 - 208
tectonic setting, discriminant function diagrams, arc, within-plate, rift, collision
We evaluated 55 multidimensional diagrams proposed during 2004–2013 for the tectonic discrimination of ultrabasic, basic, intermediate, and acid magmas. The Miocene to Recent rock samples for testing the diagrams had not been used for constructing them. Eighteen test studies (2 from ocean island; 2 from ocean island/continental rift; 6 from continental rift; 4 from continental arc; 2 from island arc; 1 from mid-ocean ridge, and 1 from collision) of relatively fresh rocks fully confirmed the satisfactory functioning of these diagrams for all tectonic fields for which they were proposed. Eight additional case studies on hydrothermally altered or moderately to highly weathered rocks were also presented to achieve further understanding of the functioning of these diagrams. For these rocks as well, the diagrams indicated the expected tectonic setting. We also show that for testing or using these diagrams the freely-available geochemistry databases should be used with caution but certainly after ascertaining the correct magma types to select the appropriate diagram sets. The results encourage us to recommend these diagrams for deciphering the tectonic setting of older terranes or areas with complex or transitional tectonic settings.
Rivera-Gómez, M., Verma, S. 2016. Testing of multidimensional tectonomagmatic discrimination diagrams on fresh and altered rocks. In Geologica Carpathica, vol. 67, no.2, pp. 195-208.
Rivera-Gómez, M., Verma, S. (2016). Testing of multidimensional tectonomagmatic discrimination diagrams on fresh and altered rocks. Geologica Carpathica, 67(2), 195-208.