plutonism


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plutonism

(ˈpluːtɒnɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) geology the theory that the earth's crust was formed by volcanoes or the formation of plutons within the earth's crust

plutonism

a poisoning caused by exposure to radioactive plutonium.
See also: Poison
the theory that all rock surfaces have solidified from magmas, some at great depths below the surface of the earth. Cf. neptunism.plutonist, n.
See also: Geology
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Coeval plutonism and metamorphism in a latest Oligocene metamorphic core complex in northwest Turkey.
45 Ga anorthosite-mangerite-charnockitegranite (AMCG) plutonism in Lithuania: implications for the Mesoproterozoic evolution of the East European Craton.
05Ga syntectonic plutonism in the Nyong Group, South-Western Cameroon: consequences for the Eburnean-Transamazonian belt of NE Brazil and Central Africa.
Topics include: Plutonism versus Neptunism, the sanukitoid series, the geochemistry of Archaean plagioclase-rich granites as a marker of source enrichment and depth of melting, chemical structure in granitic magmas, and more.
12:00-1:20 LUNCH BREAK Friday, June 1, 2007 Location: BRADFORD Session: Volcanism and Plutonism in the Southwestern U.
2003, Re-Os and U-Pb geochronology of the Clear Creek, Dublin Gulch and Mactung deposits, Tombstone Creek, Yukon: absolute timing relationships between plutonism and mineralization: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.
Tectonic environments and sources of magmatism have not been studied using modern petrological techniques based on minor element and isotope geochemistry and, thus, the tectonic settings of orogenic volcanism, plutonism, and sedimentation in Estonia are so far poorly understood.
The book covers subjects such as the age of the earth, catastrophism vs uniformitarianism, evolution vs creationism, plutonism vs neptunism, continental drift and plate tectonics.
The earliest Carboniferous igneous activity in the Baltic Sea and NE Poland overlaps in time with the volcanism and plutonism elsewhere in NW Europe.
Anns Leucogranite has yielded a younger, Cambrian age using the Rb-Sr isochron method (Cormier 1980) and may represent a later phase of plutonism.
Exposed crustal cross sections provide a direct view of continental crust, and are a major source of insight into variations in lithologic and geochemical composition, structural style, metamorphism, plutonism, and rheology.
Association Type Deposition/ Source Transportation Mafic and Chromium, copper-nickel A K ultramafic layered complexes plutonism Nickel komatiites A K Chromium and PGE ophiolites A K Hydrothermal magmatic ?