Category Archives: 2015

2015: Thermal metamorphism of mantle chromites and the stability of noble‑metal nanoparticles

Thermal metamorphism of mantle chromites and the stability of noble‑metal nanoparticles Abstract The Loma Baya complex in south-western Mexico is a volume of chromitite-bearing oceanic mantle that records a complex metamorphic history, defined by a first stage of hydrous metamorphism overprinted by a short-lived thermal event associated with an Eocene granite intrusion. During the hydrous…
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2015: Did the Turonian–Coniacian plume pulse trigger subduction initiation in the Northern Caribbean? Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Moa-Baracoa metamorphic sole (eastern Cuba)

Did the Turonian–Coniacian plume pulse trigger subduction initiation in the Northern Caribbean? Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Moa-Baracoa metamorphic sole (eastern Cuba) Abstract The Güira de Jauco metamorphic sole, below the Moa-Baracoa ophiolite (eastern Cuba), contains strongly deformed amphibolites formed at peak metamorphic conditions of 650–660°C, approximately 8.6 kbar (~30 km depth). The geochemistry, based on…
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2015: Al- and Cr-rich chromitites from the Eastern Havana-Matanzas ophiolites (Western Cuba)

Al- and Cr-rich chromitites from the Eastern Havana-Matanzas ophiolites (Western Cuba) Abstract Chromite deposits in the Havana-Matanzas ophiolites of Western Cuba include both Al- ([Cr/(Cr+Al)=0.44- 0.46]) and Cr-rich ([Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.65-0.74] chromitites that commonly occur in the upper part of mantle ectonites near the mantle-crust transition zone. These chromitites generally form small lenticular bodies spatially…
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