Naturaliste Plateau: constraints on the timing and evolution of the Kerguelen Large Igneous Province and its role in Gondwana breakup

  title={Naturaliste Plateau: constraints on the timing and evolution of the Kerguelen Large Igneous Province and its role in Gondwana breakup},
  author={Nicholas G. Direen and Benjamin E Cohen and Roland Maas and Frederick A. Frey and Joanne M. Whittaker and M. F. Coffin and Sebastien Meffre and Jacqueline A. Halpin and A. James Crawford},
  journal={Australian Journal of Earth Sciences},
  pages={851 - 869}
ABSTRACT Volcanism associated with the Kerguelen Large Igneous Province is found scattered in southwestern Australia (the ca 136 to ca 130 Ma Bunbury Basalts, and ca 124 Ma Wallaby Plateau), India (ca 118 Ma Rajmahal Traps and Cona Basalts), and Tibet (the ca 132 Ma Comei Basalts), but apart from the ∼70 000 km2 Wallaby Plateau, these examples are spatially and volumetrically minor. Here, we report dredge, geochronological and geochemical results from the ∼90 000 km2 Naturaliste Plateau… Expand
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