Rise and Fall of a Multi-sheet Intrusive Complex, Elba Island, Italy

  • D. S. Westerman
  • S. Rocchi
  • A. Dini
  • F. Farina
  • E. Roni
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Elba Island intrusive complex: multisheet laccoliths, sheeted pluton, mafic dyke swarm. Laccolith magma fed from dykes and emplaced in crustal discontinuities (traps). Pluton growth by downward stacking of three magma pulses. Laccoliths and plutons: different outcomes of similar processes in different conditions. Emplacement of excess magma in a short time led to massive gravity slide.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Westerman
    • 1
  • S. Rocchi
    • 2
  • A. Dini
    • 3
  • F. Farina
    • 4
  • E. Roni
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Environmental ScienceNorwich UniversityNorthfieldUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraUniversità di PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse, CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)PisaItaly
  4. 4.Departamento de GeologiaUniversidade Federal de Ouro PretoOuro PretoBrazil

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