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Title: Multidisciplinary study of Santa Eulália Plutonic Complex (Central Portugal): Preliminary insight.
Authors: Sant’Ovaia, Helena
Lopes, José Carrilho
Nogueira, Pedro
Keywords: Santa Eulalia Plutonic Complex
Multidisciplinary study
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Mineralogical Society
Citation: Sant'Ovaia et al. (2011) Mineralogical Magazine, June 2011, v. 75, p. 1795, published online 1 August 2011.
Abstract: Multidisciplinary study of Santa Eulalia Plutonic Complex (Central Portugal): Preliminary insight H. SANT’OVAIA1*, J. CARRILHO LOPES2 AND P. NOGUEIRA2 1DGAOT, Centro de Geologia, FCUP, Portugal (*correspondence: 2Dep. Geo., Univ. Évora, Centro de Geologia UL, Portugal The Santa Eulália Plutonic Complex (SEPC) is a late- Variscan calcalkaline granitic body that occupies an area of 400 km2 and is located in the Variscan Iberian sector. The host rocks of the complex are composed by metamorphic formations from Proterozoic to Lower Paleozoic. The SEPC has two main facies which present different compositions and textures. From the rim to the core, there is a medium- to coarse-grained pinkish granite (G0) involving large masses of mafic to intermediate rocks and a central gray monzonitic granite (G1). The central facies can be divided into a porphyritic facies (G1A) and a central medium-grained facies (G1B). Multidisciplinary studies that include petrography, mineral and whole-rock chemistry, Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) and microstructural analyses were carried out. Besides petrographic and mineral chemistry data, whole-rock analytical results reveal clear differences between these two main granitic facies. G0 granites represent more evolved liquids (>SiO2 wt.% and <MgO wt.%), plot closer to metaluminous and A-type fields, and present negative Eu anomalies, while G1 facies are typically monzonitic granites with a strong peraluminous character. The AMS study was based on 50 sampling sites. The magnetic susceptibility ranges between 55.09 and 7343.67 x 10-6 SI. Two major groups can be established: facies G0, with Km > 10-3 SI which supports the presence of magnetite, and the central facies (G1A, G1B) with Km< 10-4 SI. In the central facies the paramagnetic behaviour is due to ferromagnesian minerals, such as biotite, and ilmenite. Magnetic anisotropy ranges between 2.2 and 18.2% being in mean >5% in facies G0 and <4% in the central facies. The high P% in G0 facies may be caused by the magnetic bearer, magnetite. Nevertheless, microscope observations show signs of a post-magmatic deformation in G0. These preliminary data support that the facies G0 and the central facies (G1) have a distinct magnetic behaviour which may suggest different redox conditions in magma genesis. This work has been financially supported by PTDC/CTEGIX/ 099447/2008 (FCT-Portugal, COMPETE/FEDER).
Type: lecture
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