Gernon, Thomas M; Spence, Samuel; Trueman, Clive N; Taylor, Rex N; Rohling, Eelco; Hatter, Stuart J; Harding , Ian C
Lamproite volcanoes are uncommon in the geological record but are exceptionally well preserved in the Betic Cordilleras of SE Spain, where they erupted during the Late Miocene (Tortonian to Messinian stages). The parent melts are thought to have been channelled through major lithospheric faults to erupt at or near the faulted margins of Neogene sedimentary basins. Lamproite magmas are thought to be relatively CO<inf>2</inf>-poor (<1 wt %) and are typically characterised by an effusive eruption...[Show more]
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