Cretaceous Basalts in Madagascar and the Transition Between Plume and Continental Lithosphere Mantle Sources

  1. John J. Mahoney and
  2. Millard F. Coffin
  1. Michael Storey1,
  2. John J. Mahoney2 and
  3. Andrew D. Saunders3

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM100p0095

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

How to Cite

Storey, M., Mahoney, J. J. and Saunders, A. D. (1997) Cretaceous Basalts in Madagascar and the Transition Between Plume and Continental Lithosphere Mantle Sources, in Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism (eds J. J. Mahoney and M. F. Coffin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM100p0095

Author Information

  1. 1

    Danish Lithosphere Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

  3. 3

    Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900827

Online ISBN: 9781118664346

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Keywords:

  • Flood basalts;
  • Volcanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Regional Setting of Madagascar

  • Summary of the Geology of Madagascar

  • Timing of Cretaceous Magmatism in Madagascar and the Breakup from India

  • Geochemistry of the Cretaceous Magmas of Madagascar

  • Discussion

  • Appendix 1 (Petrographic Descriptions)