Giant Radiating Dyke Swarms: Their Use in Identifying Pre-Mesozoic Large Igneous Provinces and Mantle Plumes

  1. John J. Mahoney and
  2. Millard F. Coffin
  1. Richard E. Ernst1 and
  2. Kenneth L. Buchan2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM100p0297

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

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

How to Cite

Ernst, R. E. and Buchan, K. L. (1997) Giant Radiating Dyke Swarms: Their Use in Identifying Pre-Mesozoic Large Igneous Provinces and Mantle Plumes, 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/GM100p0297

Author Information

  1. 1

    Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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

  • Continental Flood Basalts and their Associated Dyke Swarms

  • Giant Dyke Swarms

  • Application of Giant Dyke Swarms in Identifying Paleoplumes and Paleo-Lips

  • Implications of Giant Radiating Dyke Swarms for Lips and Plumes

  • Discussion