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Paleo-European crust of the Italian Western Alps: Geological history of the Argentera Massif and comparison with Mont Blanc-Aiguilles Rouges and Maures-Tanneron Massifs

Compagnoni, Roberto; Ferrando, Simona; Lombardo, Bruno; Radulesco, Nicholas; Rubatto, Daniela


The "External Crystalline Massifs" of the Western Alps (Mont Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges, Grandes Rousses, Belledonne, Pelvoux, and Argentera) consist of a polymetamorphic Variscan basement, which was only marginally reworked during the Alpine tectonometamorphic cycle. These massifs experienced an early subduction event at peak metamorphic conditions of ~700°C and 1.5 GPa, followed by continental collision coupled with amphibolite-facies metamorphism, anatexis and exhumation to shallow crustal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition
DOI: 10.3809/jvirtex.2009.00228


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