Pressure–temperature estimates on the Tjeliken eclogite: new insights into the (ultra)-high-pressure evolution of the Seve Nappe Complex in the Scandinavian Caledonides
2014 (English)In: Geological Society Special Publication, ISSN 0305-8719, E-ISSN 2041-4927, Vol. 390, 369-384 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The metamorphic evolution of the Tjeliken eclogite, occurring within the Seve Nappe Complex of northern Jämtland (Swedish Caledonides), is presented here. The prograde part of the pressure and temperature (P–T) path is inferred from the mineral inclusions (pargasitic amphibole) in garnet and intracrystalline garnet exsolutions in omphacite. Peak metamorphic conditions of 25–26 kbar at 650–700 °C are constrained from geothermobarometry for the peak-pressure assemblage garnet + omphacite + phengite + quartz + rutile, using the garnet–clinopyroxene Fe–Mg exchange thermometer in combination with the net-transfer reaction (6 diopside + 3 muscovite = 3 celadonite +2 grossular + pyrope) geobarometer, the average P–T method of THERMOCALC and pseudosection modelling. Quartz inclusions with well-developed radial cracks were identified within omphacite, which suggest that the studied rock could have been buried down to the coesite stability field. Post-peak P–T evolution is inferred from diopside–plagioclase symplectites and amphibole coronas around garnet. Previous studies in northern Jämtland suggest a substantial gap between the P–Tconditions of the Lower and Middle Seve nappes: 14–16 kbar and 550–680 °C and 20–30 kbar and 700–800 °C, respectively. The Tjeliken eclogite has been considered previously to be a part of Lower Seve by most authors, but the newP–T data suggest that it may be an isolated klippe of Middle Seve.
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London: Geological Society , 2014. Vol. 390, 369-384 p.
Research subject Earth Science with specialization in Mineral Chemistry, Petrology and Tectonics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213028DOI: 10.1144/SP390.14OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213028DiVA: diva2:680278