The origin of celestine–quartz–calcite geodes associated with a basaltic dyke, Makhtesh Ramon, Israel

  title={The origin of celestine–quartz–calcite geodes associated with a basaltic dyke, Makhtesh Ramon, Israel},
  author={Michael Anenburg and Or M. Bialik and Yevgeny Vapnik and Hazel J. Chapman and Gilad Antler and Yaron Katzir and Mike J. Bickle},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  pages={798 - 815}
Abstract Spectacular celestine geodes occur in a Jurassic peri-evaporitic sequence (Ardon Formation) exposed in Makhtesh Ramon, southern Israel. The geodes are found only in one specific location: adjacent to an intrusive contact with a Lower Cretaceous basaltic dyke. Celestine, well known in sedimentary associations worldwide and considered as a low temperature mineral, may therefore be associated with magmatic-induced hydrothermal activity. Abundant fluid inclusions in celestine provide… 
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