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|Title:||Early alkaline magmatism in the Deccan Traps: Implications for plume incubation and lithospheric rifting|
|Keywords:||Cretaceous Tertiary Boundary|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Citation:||PHYSICS OF THE EARTH AND PLANETARY INTERIORS, 104(4), 371-376|
|Abstract:||Significant lithospheric extension, which usually accompanies continental flood volcanism, has been generally thought to always follow the main volcanic episode. However, plume-derived, uncontaminated, early alkaline magmas from the Deccan Traps, India, indicate considerable lithospheric extension similar to 3 million yrs (MY) before the main tholeiitic phase. Indeed, such early alkaline magmatism known from many flood-basalt provinces of the world seems a necessary and natural consequence of plume head incubation, with lithospheric doming and rifting. (C) 1997|
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