Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Paleomagnetism and magnetic mineralogy of metabasites and granulites from Orlica-Śnieżnik Dome (Central Sudetes)

Authors :
Nowożyński, K.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Ślęzak, K.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Kądziałko-Hofmokl, M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Szczepański, J.
Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland,,
Werner, T.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Jeleńska, M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Nejbert, K.
Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Warsaw University, Warszawa, Poland,,
Abstract : The results of palaeomagnetic, rock magnetic, and microscopic study of Early Paleozoic metabasites and granulites from the Orlica Śnieżnik Dome (OSD, Sudetes) have been combined with geochronological data. In the eastern part of the OSD (Śnieżnik Massif, SM) ferrimagnetic pyrrhotite is prevalent, accompanied by various amounts of Fe-oxides. In the western part of the OSD (Orlica-Bystrzyca Massif, OBM) Fe-oxides dominate. All magnetic minerals originated during hydrothermal and weathering processes. The palaeomagnetic study revealed the presence of three secondary components of natural remanence: Late Carboniferous, Late Permian, and Mesozoic. Two Paleozoic components are related to volcanic activity in the Sudetes. They are carried by pyrrhotite and Fe-oxides and were isolated only in SM rocks. The Mesozoic component was determined in both parts of the OSD and is carried by Fe-oxides. It covers a time span, from ~160 to ~40 Ma, corresponding to a long period of alteration.

Keywords : Sudetes, Orlica-Śnieżnik Dome, Paleozoic, metabasites, paleomagnetism, rock magnetism,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2013
Number : Vol. 61, no. 3
Page : 535 – 568

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Qute : Nowożyński, K. ,Ślęzak, K. ,Kądziałko-Hofmokl, M. ,Szczepański, J. ,Werner, T. ,Jeleńska, M. ,Nejbert, K. ,Nejbert, K. , Paleomagnetism and magnetic mineralogy of metabasites and granulites from Orlica-Śnieżnik Dome (Central Sudetes). Acta Geophysica Vol. 61, no. 3/2013