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The Alnö Carbonatite Complex, Central Sweden

  • Peter Kresten
  • Valentin R. Troll

Part of the GeoGuide book series (GEO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Peter Kresten, Valentin R. Troll
    Pages 1-53
  3. Peter Kresten, Valentin R. Troll
    Pages 55-90
  4. Peter Kresten, Valentin R. Troll
    Pages 91-119
  5. Peter Kresten, Valentin R. Troll
    Pages 121-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-195

About this book

Introduction

This GeoGuide provides an overview of the geology of Alnö, combined with an up-to-date field itinerary. Covering all major geological aspects, it offers an essential summary of Alnö and its intriguing magmatic rocks in a compact form suitable for field excursions and home study alike. As one of the type localities for carbonatite, the late Proterozoic Alnö ring complex has been a crucial site for carbonatite-related research (next to the Fen complex in Norway), and provided one of the earliest test beds for this unique group of igneous rocks. Five geological excursions introduce the visitor to the most rewarding outcrops, including detailed descriptions and a wealth of high-quality colour photographs. The excursions are complemented by a detailed review of the history of scientific investigation on Alnö and, in particular, a catalogue of exotic and common minerals associated with the complex’s carbonatitic and alkaline silicate rocks. Finally, a summary of its trace element and isotope geochemistry as well as a brief outlook on Alnö’s potential as a future source of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) completes the book.

Keywords

Carbonatite ring complex alkaline silica-undersaturated intrusions Geology of Central Sweden Sövite Alnöite

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Kresten
    • 1
  • Valentin R. Troll
    • 2
  1. 1.Section for Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics, Department of Earth SciencesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Section for Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics, Department of Earth SciencesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90224-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90223-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90224-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6497
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6500
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