Pb Isotopes Data from the Campanian Volcanic Province: A Model to Generate These Distinctive Pb Isotopic Variations


A broad set of samples from the CVP has been analyzing Pb isotopes. Campanian Volcanic Province (CVP) has been produced by various ranges of mixing between three components: 1) MORB, 2) Hercynian basement and 3) upper crust. Anyhow, the upper crust that has modified the Pb isotopic composition also shows trends towards an Achaean upper crust. This is consistent for all Mediterranean area. This is not in contrast with the past plate tectonic reconstruction. Also the surface sediments (GLOSS) may have been a mixing between the Achaean upper crust and a Hercynian component with an implication worldwide due to the rock cycle processes.

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Paone, A. (2015) Pb Isotopes Data from the Campanian Volcanic Province: A Model to Generate These Distinctive Pb Isotopic Variations. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 1-12. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2015.51001.

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