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Igneous Activity

  • S. Meisl
Part of the IGCP-Project 233 book series (IGCP 233)

Abstract

The Northern Phyllite Zone is set between the unmetamorphosed sequences of the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge (to the north) and the high-grade metamorphic rocks of the Mid-German Crystalline Rise (to the south). The Phyllite Zone is exposed in the South Hunsrück (Soonwald) Mts., in the South Taunus Mts. and in the Wippra Zone of the Harz Mts., 150 km to the NE (see maps in Anderle et al., chap. III.C.1). The South Hunsrück and the Wippra Zone contain only metabasaltic rocks; the South Taunus has only very few metabasalts and is dominated by metavolcanic rocks of felsic (Serizitgneis, Felsokeratophyr) and intermediate composition (greenschist, Keratophyr, see Sect. 5.2). The relative proportion of the metavolcanic rocks is approx. 30–40% in the South Hunsrück and South Taunus, and approx. 10% in the Wippra Zone of the Harz Mts.

Keywords

Middle Devonian Metavolcanic Rock Basalt Field Subalkaline Basalt Intraplate Basalt 
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