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Sm-Nd dating of fluorite from the worldclass Montroc fluorite deposit, southern Massif Central, France

Mineralium Deposita

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DOI: 10.1007/s00126-004-0453-9

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Abstract

A three-point Sm-Nd isotope isochron on fluorite from the very large Montroc fluorite vein deposit (southern Massif Central, France) defines an age of 111??13 Ma. Initial ??Nd of -8.6 and initial 87Sr/86Sr of ???0.71245 suggest an upper crustal source of the hydrothermal system, in agreement with earlier work on fluid inclusions which indicated a basinal brine origin. The mid-Cretaceous age of ???111 Ma suggests the Albian/Aptian transition as the most likely period for large-scale fluid circulation during a regional extensional tectonic event, related to the opening of the North Atlantic ocean. ?? Springer-Verlag 2004.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sm-Nd dating of fluorite from the worldclass Montroc fluorite deposit, southern Massif Central, France
Series title:
Mineralium Deposita
DOI:
10.1007/s00126-004-0453-9
Volume
39
Issue:
8
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
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Mineralium Deposita
First page:
970
Last page:
975