The isotopic and structural age of the Aberdeen granite ( Scotland).

B. C. Kneller, M. Aftalion

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New uranium-lead isotope data from monazites yield an emplacement age of 470+ or -1 Ma for the 'S'-type Aberdeen granite. Emplacement of this intrusion was late-tectonic with respect to the Grampian (early Caledonian) orogeny, and followed closely on the upper amphibolite facies metamorphic climax in the Dalradian country rocks. We advocate extensive contemporaneous melting of rocks at shallow depths below the level of emplacement (then 17-20 km).- from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-721
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Geological Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987


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