Emeishan large igneous province (SW China) and the mantle-plume up-doming hypothesis

  title={Emeishan large igneous province (SW China) and the mantle-plume up-doming hypothesis},
  author={Jason R. Ali and J. Godfrey Fitton and Claude T. Herzberg},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={953 - 959}
Abstract: The Middle Permian (c. 262 Ma) Emeishan Basalt Formation of SW China is a commonly cited example of a large igneous province (LIP) that formed as a result of a deep-mantle plume impinging on the base of the lithosphere and generating large regional-scale up-doming prior to volcanism. Recently, however, this assertion has been challenged on the grounds that some lava flows close to the centre of the LIP were erupted in a submarine setting. Here we analyse all the available… Expand

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