DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV45n1-3114

The orbicular granodiorite from Cordón de Lila, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Hans Niemeyer

Abstract


The orbicular granodiorite of the Cordón de Lila is emplaced within the Ordovician pluton El León, in the southeastern part of Cordón de Lila. This forms a small pipe emplaced in an aplitic band, near the contact with a roof- pendant of amphibole gabbro. The presence of allanite, considered a tracer mineral in magmatic crystallization processes, in the three facies that constitute the pipe (core, margin and matrix) suggests that the orbicules of this granodiorite are the result of magmatic crystallization that affected the magma that originated the orbicular granodiorite

Keywords


granodiorita orbicular, orbículas magmáticas

How to cite this article Niemeyer, H., 2017, The orbicular granodiorite from Cordón de Lila, Antofagasta Region, Chile: Andean Geology, v. 45, no. 1, , doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV45n1-3114