Deciphering the metamorphic evolution of the Pulo do Lobo metasedimentary domain (SW Iberian Variscides)
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AuthorPérez Cáceres, Irene; Martínez Poyatos, David Jesús; Vidal, Olivier; Beyssac, Olivier; Nieto García, Fernando; Simancas Cabrera, José Fernando; Azor Pérez, Antonio; Bourdelle, Franck
European Geosciences Union
Pérez-Cáceres, I., Martínez Poyatos, D., Vidal, O., Beyssac, O., Nieto, F., Simancas, J. F., ... & Bourdelle, F. (2020). Deciphering the metamorphic evolution of the Pulo do Lobo metasedimentary domain (SW Iberian Variscides).
SponsorshipThis research has been supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (grant no. CGL2011-24101), the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (grant nos. CGL2015-71692-P, CGL2016-75679-P), the Andalusian Government (grant nos. RNM-148, RNM-179), and the doctoral scholarship to Irene Pérez-Cáceres from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (grant no. BES-2012-055754). The Raman facility in Paris has been funded by the city of Paris (Emergence program).
The Pulo do Lobo domain is one of the units exposed within the orogenic suture zone between the Ossa- Morena and the South Portuguese zones in the SW Iberian Variscides. This metasedimentary unit has been classically interpreted as a Rheic subduction-related accretionary prism formed during pre-Carboniferous convergence and eventual collision between the South Portuguese Zone (part of Avalonia) and the Ossa-Morena Zone (peri-Gondwanan terrane). Discrete mafic intrusions also occur within the dominant Pulo do Lobo metapelites, related to an intra-orogenic Mississippian transtensional and magmatic event that had a significant thermal input. Three different approaches have been applied to the Devonian–Carboniferous phyllites and slates of the Pulo do Lobo domain in order to study their poorly known low-grade metamorphic evolution. X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to identify the mineralogy and measure crystallographic parameters (illite “crystallinity” and Kwhite mica b-cell dimension). Compositional maps of selected samples were obtained from electron probe microanalysis, which allowed for processing with XMapTools software, and chlorite semiempirical and thermodynamic geothermometry was performed. Thermometry based on Raman spectroscopy of carbonaceous material (RSCM) was used to obtain peak temperatures.