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The lithospheric mantle beneath the Kerguelen Islands (Indian Ocean): petrological and petrophysical characteristics of mantle mafic rock types and correlation with seismic profiles

Gregoire, M; Jackson, Ian; O'Reilly, Suzanne Yvette; Cottin, Jean-Yves


Deep-seated meta-igneous xenoliths brought to the surface by alkali basaltic magmas from the Kerguelen Islands reveal that basaltic magmas have intruded the upper mantle throughout their geological evolution. These xenoliths record volcanic activity associated with their early South East Indian Ridge location and subsequent translation to an intraplate setting over the Kerguelen Plume. The meta-igneous xenoliths sample two distinctive geochemical episodes: one is tholeiitic transitional and one...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology


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