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Metamorphism of the Lower Palaeozoic rocks of the Builth Wells district, Wales, 1:50k sheet 196

Kemp, S.J.; Merriman, R.J.. 2002 Metamorphism of the Lower Palaeozoic rocks of the Builth Wells district, Wales, 1:50k sheet 196. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 18pp. (IR/02/025) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The pattern of regional metamorphism indicated by illite crystallinity has been used to interpret the tectonic and thermal history of the Builth Wells district. Grade generally increases from the southeast of the district towards the northwest. The Abergwesyn Fault separates an area of mainly late diagenetic rocks in the southeast of the district from high-anchizone and epizonal rocks in the northwest. The lowest grade rocks southeast of the Abergwesyn Fault are largely the result of burial metamorphism under a pre-tectonic overburden 4-5.5 km thick. A slate belt in the northwest of the district was generated by deformation associated with the Acadian Orogeny. Peak metamorphic temperatures of 300°C developed under a tectonic overburden 6-8 km thick.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Southern
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 20 Sep 2012 11:42
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/19665

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