An early Proterozoic volcanic arc succession in southeastern Wyoming

Kent C. Condie*, Craig A. Shadel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Green Mountain Formation of early Proterozoic age in the Sierra Madre Range of southeastern Wyoming comprises a bimodal mafic and felsic volcanic assemblage. The rocks, which are chiefly breccias, agglomerates, flows, and volcaniclastic sediments, represent both subaerial and submarine eruptions and in part were redeposited in fluvial and nearshore marine environments. Volcanic rocks are clearly calc-alkaline in character and share a large number of geochemical features in common with continental-margin arcs or evolved oceanic-arc systems. Geochemical data are consistent with an origin for the felsic volcanics and associated Encampment River granodiorite by shallow fractional crystallization of calc-alkaline basalt in a tectonic setting similar to modern arc systems. Refs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-427
Number of pages13
JournalCanadian journal of earth sciences
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1984

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