Post-collisional alkaline granites

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Alkaline (A-type and highly fractionated felsic I-type) granites that may have formed in post-collisional plate tectonic environments are present in the Alaskan Cordillera, the New England and Lachlan Fold Belts of Australia, and the Arabian-Nubian Shield. Their emplacement is associated with diffuse extension and/or strike-slip shear movements that follow the proposed collisional events by ~25 to 75 Ma. The post-collisional alkaline granites are compositionally most similar to within-plate (anorogenic) alkaline granites, but also show affinities with volcanic arc and syn-collisional granites. Their source rocks are just as likely to be previously unmelted mafic meta-tonalites as they are to be restite from which I-type granitic melt has been extracted earlier. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-280
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Geology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989


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