A Devonian auriferous hot spring system, Rhynie, Scotland

  title={A Devonian auriferous hot spring system, Rhynie, Scotland},
  author={C. M. Rice and W. Ashcroft and D. Batten and A. Boyce and J. Caulfield and A. Fallick and M. Hole and E. Jones and M. J. Pearson and G. Rogers and J. Saxton and F. Stuart and N. Trewin and G. Turner},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={229 - 250}
  • C. M. Rice, W. Ashcroft, +11 authors G. Turner
  • Published 1995
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • The Early Devonian Rhynie hot spring system is the oldest known and is of the low sulphidation type. It extends for at least 1.5 km along a major fault zone defining the western margin of an outlier of fluvial and lacustrine sediments, plant-bearing sinters and andesitic lavas. The age of sedimentation and hydrothermal activity has been determined by palynological (Pragian) and radio-metric (396 ± 12 Ma) techniques. The outlier is a half graben with a complex stepped western margin. The… CONTINUE READING
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