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age of the Jamaica Granodiorite and its associated rocks

C. A. Matley

age of the Jamaica Granodiorite and its associated rocks

by C. A. Matley

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Published by Dulau & Co. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Granodiorite -- Jamaica.,
  • Geology, Stratigraphic.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGeological magazine.
    Statementby C. A. Matley.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. [495]-507 ;
    Number of Pages507
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18464222M

    Granodiorite is available in black, grey, orange, pink, white colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Granodiorite is white. Get to know more about Granodiorite rock and characteristics of Granodiorite rock in . Granodiorite Granodiorite is an intrusive rock, intermediate in composition between diorite and gh often similar in appearance to diorite or granite, it has a higher quartz content than diorite, and a higher mafic mineral content than granite. It is commonly produced in volcanic arcs, and in mountain building where it emplaces as large batholiths in mountain roots.

    Granitoid rocks comprise granite, alkali-feldspar granite, granodiorite and tonalite. They constitute the largest portion of the continental crust. Granitoid gneisses, commonly migmatites, are in fact the dominant rock type of the continents. We assigned these rocks to the Ned Mountain formation (Metawacke member; Figure 3), and now have a zircon date confirming their Late Neoproterozoic age (at c Ma). The Manhattan Schist is an allochthon, a detached sheet of rock, and its age and origin have been unclear. Our new data show that amphibolites in the Manhattan Schist are.

      Thus, in the temperate to subtropical humid region, it is known that, for example, kaolinite minerals, gibbsite, and some of 2: 1 type clay minerals are found in weathered materials of rocks and further that Na, K. Mg. Ca, and Si are leached away, while H, Al, and Fe are concentrated in the weathered products, but it is scarcely understood from. The basement rocks in the valley range from late Proterozoic to mid-Ordovician in age, with pre, post, and synkinemaic deformation occurring throughout. To provide a detailed view of the geochemical environment within Miers Valley, samples of the Larsen Granodiorite were examined for their geochemical, mineralogical and petrographic.


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Age of the Jamaica Granodiorite and its associated rocks by C. A. Matley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Age of the Jamaican Granodiorite - Volume Issue 6 - L. Chubb, Kevin BurkeCited by: Granodiorite (/ ˌ ɡ r æ n oʊ ˈ d aɪ ə r aɪ t,-n ə-/) is a phaneritic-textured intrusive igneous rock similar to granite, but containing more plagioclase feldspar than orthoclase ing to the QAPF diagram, granodiorite has a greater than 20% quartz by volume, and between 65% to 90% of the feldspar is plagioclase.

A greater amount of plagioclase would designate the rock as. adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86ACited by: 7.

Contribute to the Repository We are seeking early adopters of the repository at the St. Augustine campus. If you wish to start a community or collection, you can contact the DSpace development team at The Alma Jordan Library, St.

Augustine, at extensions, or email UWISpace. The Cretaceous rocks of Jamaica are exposed in some 27 inliers (Robinson, ). These are distrib- with abundant fossils allowing age determination. Figure 1. Setting of Jamaica on the tion and Slippery Rock Formation.

A small granodiorite intrusion is present in the eastern part of the inlier (Figure 2). It. The limited variation of whole-rock geochemical compositions and the intermediate Mg# values (37–49) of the granodiorite porphyries associated with the Xiaokele deposit, and the absence of coeval volumes of mafic rocks preclude their derivation from the metasomatized mantle following AFC processes (e.g., Jiang et al., ).

composition to the island of Jamaica near the northern end of the Rise (Arden, ; Perfit and Heezen, ; Lewis and Draper, ). With the exception of the northern Honduran borderlands (HB of Fig. 1B; see below) no rocks older than Cretaceous in age are known on Jamaica or have been reported from any part of the Nicaraguan Rise.

The Vishnu Basement Rocks is the name recommended for all Early Proterozoic crystalline rocks (metamorphic and igneous) exposed in the Grand Canyon form the crystalline basement rocks that underlie the Bass Limestone of the Unkar Group of the Grand Canyon Supergroup and the Tapeats Sandstone of the Tonto basement rocks have also been called either the.

But Jamaica is nevertheless noteworthy in having a rich diversity of rock types and geological features, and it is rightly known for its high biodiversity, both on land and in the surrounding seas.

To give one example, the or more species of extant land snails make Jamaica a biodiversity ‘hot spot’ for these familiar molluscs. The granodiorite specimens showed more strength degradation compared to the sandstone specimens when subjected to cyclic loading. It is shown that failure modes of specimens under cyclic loadings are different from those under static loadings.

More local cracks were observed under cyclic loadings especially for granodiorite rock specimens. Granitic rocks of Ma age group - In northern Wisconsin, granite to granodiorite of varied texture. In southern Wisconsin (not mapped separately), red to pink alkali-feldspar granophyric granite associated with rhyolites of both peraluminous and metaluminous.

In its original definition, the term covered all plutonic rocks intermediate between granite and diorite, i.e., quartz-bearing rocks containing more plagioclase than K-feldspar. When W. Brögger introduced in the group of (quartz-) monzonites, Lindgren restricted the term granodiorite to rocks with a plagioclase: K-feldspar ratio ≫2.

Granodiorite is a plutonic rock composed of black biotite, dark-gray hornblende, off-white plagioclase, and translucent gray quartz.

Granodiorite differs from diorite by the presence of quartz, and the predominance of plagioclase over alkali feldspar. Late Ordovician (ca. Ma) calc-alkaline adakitic granodiorite and granite, associated with coeval S-type granites, were discovered in the Central Tianshan block, NW China.

They are characterized by high Sr (– ppm), but low Y (– ppm) and heavy rare earth element (HREE) contents (e.g., Yb = – ppm), and thus have high Sr. Since the rock supposedly started with no argon in it when it formed, then this calculated time span back to no argon must be the date when the rock formed (i.e., the rock’s age).

The radioactive methods for dating rocks are thus simple to understand. Source of the Cooma Granodiorite, New South Wales — a possible role of fluid‐rock interactions.

Australian Journal of Earth Sciences: Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. The oldest rocks are Cretaceous (>65 million years old), and are a mish-mash of metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks- which is why you find so many interesting varieties of rocks on the beach.

At the beginning of the Tertiary (Jamaica underwent a period of extension, or pulling apart, resulting in NW trending fault. Granodiorite and similar rocks of Triassic age occur primarily in three parts of Alaska.

In southwest Alaska, the Afognak pluton is the largest exposure, but small exposures of rocks of similar age and composition are found in the Barren Islands of the Afognak quadrangle and in the Seldovia quadrangle of south-central Alaska.

Tertiary limestones cover more than 70% of the surface geology of Jamaica. Pre-Tertiary rocks are exposed in Cretaceous 'inliers' scattered over the island dated sedimentary rocks are Albian.

Five samples of granodiorite and granodiorite porphyry that intruded the schist sequence yielded similar zircon U-Pb ages, with a weighted mean upper concordia intercept age of ± 7 Ma (2σ, MSWD = ). These results suggest that the volcanic sequence was deposited between ∼ and Ga and was intruded by basaltic-andesitic sills and.

There are several studies attempting to describe rock weathering according to the type of rock and purpose of the associated engineering problem (Arel and Önalp, ), such as Moye (Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed of sand-size grains of mineral, rock, or organic material.

It also contains a cementing material that binds the sand grains together and may contain a matrix of silt- or clay-size particles that occupy the spaces between the sand grains.Where can sedimentary rocks be found in Jamaica?

Wiki User St. Ann, Westmoreland mostly but NOT right at the. coast. Related Questions. Asked in Sedimentary Rock.