Metabentonites from the Sandbian Stage, Upper Ordovician, in Scotland - a geochemical comparison with their equivalents in Baltoscandia

Richard A. Batchelor*

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    Abstract

    Four metabentonites, including three new discoveries, are described from the Sandbian Stage, Upper Ordovician, of southern Scotland. They are compared geochemically with suites of more numerous contemporary metabentonites from Scandinavia. Two correlations are made with the Scandinavian suites that confirm relative stratigraphical age relationships. The Scottish examples represent distal ash falls from a volcanic source between Avalonia and Baltica.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-163
    Number of pages5
    JournalScottish Journal of Geology
    Volume50
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

    Keywords

    • K-bentonites
    • Element
    • Rocks

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