Origin of the Palaeogene Voring Plateau volcanic sequence

Author(s): Viereck, L. G.; Taylor, P. N.; Parson, L. M.; Morton, A. C.; Hertogen, J.; Gibson, I. L.
Ocean Drilling Program, Leg 104, Shipboard Scientific Party
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Ruhr-Univ. Bochum, Inst. Mineral., Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany
Inst. Oceanogr. Sci., United Kingdom
Univ. Oxford, United Kingdom
Br. Geol. Surv., United Kingdom
Univ. Leuven, Belgium
Univ. Waterloo, Canada
Volume Title: Early Tertiary volcanism and the opening of the NE Atlantic
Volume Author(s): Morton, A. C., editor; Parson, L. M.
Source: Geological Society Special Publications, Vol.39, p.69-83; Early Tertiary volcanism and the opening of the NE Atlantic, London, United Kingdom, Mar. 18-19, 1987, edited by A. C. Morton and L. M. Parson. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0305-8719. ISBN: 0-632-02171-3 CODEN: GSLSBW
Note: In English. 48 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table, geol. sketch map
Summary: During ODP Leg 104 a 900 m thick sequence of volcanic rocks was drilled at Site 642E on the Voring Plateau. It was subdivided into an Upper and a Lower series separated by 7 m of estuarine volcaniclastic and epiclastic rocks. The Upper series comprises transitional-type mid-oceanic ridge tholeiites with chemical affinities to the Faeroes and E Greenland plateau basalts and to Recent basalts from transitional segments of the mid-Atlantic ridge such as the Reykjanes ridge. The magmas are interpreted as having been derived from a secondarily LIL-element enriched, primarily strongly depleted mantle source. The Lower series contains 13 peraluminous dacite flows representing melts of upper crust metasedimentary rocks such as shales and greywackes.
Year of Publication: 1988
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 05 Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic; Andesitic composition; Arctic Ocean; Atlantic Ocean; Basaltic composition; Basalts; Cenozoic; Continental margin; Igneous rocks; Leg 104; Lower Tertiary; Mid-ocean ridge basalts; North Atlantic; Norwegian Sea; ODP Site 642; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleogene; Petrology; Rifting; Sediments; Tertiary; Tholeiite; Tholeiitic composition; Volcanic rocks; Volcanism; Volcanology; Voring Plateau
Coordinates: N664042 N674254 E0043436 E0010200
N671312 N671330 E0025548 E0025542
Record ID: 1989014722
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