Garnet hornblendite in the Meatiq Core Complex, Central Eastern Desert of Egypt: Implications for crustal thickening preceding the ∼600 Ma extensional regime in the Arabian-Nubian Shield

@inproceedings{Hamdy2017GarnetHI,
  title={Garnet hornblendite in the Meatiq Core Complex, Central Eastern Desert of Egypt: Implications for crustal thickening preceding the ∼600 Ma extensional regime in the Arabian-Nubian Shield},
  author={Mohamed M.A. Hamdy and Mohamed A. Abd El-Wahed and Hamed Gamal El Dien and Tomoaki Morishita},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract Dike-like bodies of garnet (Py 77.04–84.66 ) hornblendites were recorded, for the first time, in the structurally lowest parts of the gneiss of Meatiq Core Complex in the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt. They are composed mainly of hornblende (pargasite to pargasitic hornblende), [depleted in LREE with flat HREE segments (normalized to CI-chondrite), and enriched in LILE (normalized to N-MORB)] and crystallized from sub-arc tholeiitic melt that derived from wet mantle wedge (615–600 Ma… CONTINUE READING