From Rock-Buffered to Open Fluid System During Emplacement of the Lower Pedraforca Thrust Sheet (South Pyrenees)

  • David CrusetEmail author
  • Jaume Vergés
  • Irene Cantarero
  • Anna Travé
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The evolution of fluid flow during the emplacement of the Lower Pedraforca thrust sheet has been inferred from fracture data, petrography and geochemistry of calcite cements. The reached results reveal that during the earlier compression stages, fluids migrating along the fractures were in equilibrium with their adjacent host rocks. Inversely, external fluids, displaying disequilibrium with their adjacent host rock migrated along fractures during the later emplacement stages of the thrust sheet. Similar evolution has been observed in other areas of the Pyrenees and other orogens worldwide.


South pyrenean fold and thrust belt Fluids Fractures 



The isotopes were carried out at CCiTUB of the Universitat de Barcelona. This research was funded by the projects CGL2015-66335-C2-1-R and 2017SGR-824.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Cruset
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jaume Vergés
    • 2
  • Irene Cantarero
    • 1
  • Anna Travé
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament de Mineralogia, Petrologia i Geologia Aplicada, Facultat de Ciències de la TerraUniversitat de Barcelona (UB)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Institut de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera, ICTJA-CSICBarcelonaSpain

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