Provenance of Paleozoic mudstones in a contact metamorphic aureole determined by rare earth element, Th, and Sc analyses, Sierra Nevada, California

G. H. Girty, A. D. Hanson, A. S. Yoshinobu, C. Knaack, D. Johnson

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Abstract

REE, Th, and Sc analyses of mudstones from the contact metamorphic aureole of the Middle Jurassic Emigrant Gap composite pluton support the idea that the lower Paleozoic Lang, Black Oak Spring, and Zion Hill sequences are composed of detritus derived from a continental landmass that may have been North America or, alternatively, some continental fragment oceanward of early Paleozoic North America. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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