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Geodynamic significance of S-type granites in circum-Pacific orogens

Collins, William; Richards, Simon


In Phanerozoic circum-Pacific orogenic belts, most "post-collisional" S-type granites and associated high-temperature, low-pressure metamorphic complexes formed during early arc extension. The granites are part of a tripartite association consisting of (1) inboard S-type granite, (2) outboard oceanic arc, and (3) intervening, turbidite-filled backarc basin. S-type granites herald the formation of new outboard oceanic arc and extensional backarc systems, but thickening of a preexisting,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Geology
DOI: 10.1130/G24658A.1


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