Gravity Investigations of Subsurface Shape and Mass Distributions of Granite Batholiths

@inproceedings{Bott1967GravityIO,
  title={Gravity Investigations of Subsurface Shape and Mass Distributions of Granite Batholiths},
  author={Martin Harold Phillips Bott and Scott B. Smithson},
  year={1967}
}
Because granitic plutons usually show negative density contrasts with country rocks, they cause moderate to large negative gravity anomalies whose interpretation yields quantitative estimates of subsurface shape. Gravity anomalies suggest that many postkinematic granites extend to depths of about 10 km, which is one third the average continental crustal thickness, whereas some are much thinner. Granite contacts characteristically slope outward, and some granites show strong internal variations… CONTINUE READING

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