Igneous Rocks of the British Isles

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D. S. Sutherland
Wiley, Apr 8, 1982 - Science - 645 pages
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A team of geologists explores the major occurrences of igneous rock in Britain and Ireland. Draws on classical accounts and modern assessments in terms of crustal plate movements, geochemistry, and magma genesis. Arranged chronologically, and the changing pattern of magnetism is viewed in the perspective of the evolution of the British Isles. Includes an illustrated petrographic appendix, 24 tables of selected chemical analysis and a compilation of geochronological data.

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Contents

Britain in the Precambrian
3
Igneous rocks of the Lewisian complex
9
Precambrian igneous rocks of England Wales and southeastern Ireland
19
Lower Palaeozoic volcanic environments in the British Isles
39
Volcanism in the Dalradian
45
Ordovician volcanism in Scotland
51
Lower Palaeozoic volcanism in Wales the Welsh Borderland Avon and Somerset
65
Ordovician volcanicity in the English Lake District
93
Geological setting of the Hercynian granites
287
Petrology of the granites and minor intrusions
293
Latestage phenomena
303
Pedogenesis
311
The structural and tectonic environment of Permian
323
Permian volcanism in southwestern England
329
An appraisal of the igneous history
345
Eruptive volcanism
351

Lower Palaeozoic volcanism in Ireland
113
The Caledonian intrusives in their structural environment
129
The basic plutons
135
Caledonian granites and diorites of Scotland and Ireland
149
The Caledonian granites and diorites of England and Wales
191
Alkaline intrusions of northwestern Scotland
203
Geological setting of Upper Palaeozoic magmatism
217
Devonian and Carboniferous volcanism in southwestern Britain
227
Devonian volcanism
243
Carboniferous to Permian volcanism in the stable foreland
255
Late Carboniferous intrusions of northern Britain
277
The central complexes
369
The major basic intrusions
415
Acid intrusions
427
association of acid and basic magmas
441
The dyke swarms of Scotland
449
Geochemistry and magma genesis
461
Petrography of British igneous rocks
479
Chemical analyses of selected rocks
545
Geochronological tables for British igneous rocks
575
Subject Index
623
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