The relation between the geochemistry and deep-seated faults of acid plutonites of Egypt

El Sokkary A. A. and Salloum G. M.: The relation between the geochemistry and deep-seated faults of acid plutonites of Egypt. In: Acta mineralogica-petrographica, (21) 2. pp. 183-190. (1974)

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On the basis of the present study, Egyptian granites occurring in the basement rocks are found to comprise mainly six groups, these are: Shaitian, grey, normal pink-red, strongly differentiated pink-red, anomalous pink and Aswan granites. Each of these groups has its own geochemical and structural characteristics that make it distinguishable from the others. Shaitian granites are definitely the oldest, while Aswan granites are probably the youngest. To the first time, it is now possible to distinguish, particularly in the field, between the normal pink-red granites (pre- or syn-Hammamat) and the strongly differentiated members (post-Hammamat) previously regarded as one group of rocks. The former are found to be usually emplaced on latitudinal system of deep-seated faults (EN-WS), while the latter have generally longitudinal trends of faults (NW-SE). Chemically, these two groups of granites are related to each other by differentiation in a sense that the pre- or syn-Hammamat members represent normal granites while the post-Hammamat rocks represent their strongly fractionated members.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta mineralogica-petrographica
Date: 1974
Volume: 21
Number: 2
ISSN: 0365-8066
Page Range: pp. 183-190
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged, Department of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kőzettan, Ásványtan, Földtan, Geokémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 190. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:26
Last Modified: 2022. Jul. 22. 13:57

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