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Frontiers in large igneous province research

Ernst, Richard; Buchan, Kenneth; Campbell, Ian


Earth history is punctuated by events during which large volumes of mafic magmas were generated and emplaced by processes distinct from "normal" seafloor spreading and subduction-related magmatism. Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) of Mesozoic and Cenozoic age are the best preserved, and comprise continental flood basalts, volcanic rifted margins, oceanic plateaus, ocean basin flood basalts, submarine ridges, ocean islands and seamount chains. Paleozoic and Proterozoic LIPs are typically more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Lithos
DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2004.09.004


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