1st Edition

Dyke Swarms - Time Markers of Crustal Evolution Selected Papers of the Fifth International Dyke Conference in Finland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 31 July- 3 Aug 2005 & Fourth International Dyke Conference, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 26-29 June 2001

Edited By E. Hanski, S. Mertanen, T. Rämö, Jouni Vuollo Copyright 2006

    Dyke swarms are remnants of large igneous provinces, and are pointers of continental break-up events, as well as indicators for ancient continental reconstructions. These global geodynamic aspects are of crucial significance in tectonics, and with recent developments in high-precision age, dating it has become possible to enter these short-lived magmatic events into a global data base. Every five years, scientists have met to consider new results and potential directions relating to the study of igneous dykes. At the Fifth International Dyke Conference, held in Rovaniemi, Finland in August 2005, igneous dykes, with particular attention to mafic dykes and dyke swarms, came under scrutiny. The properties of dykes, from Archean to Miocene, were explored in terms of mineralogy, geochemistry, isotopes, geochronology and paleomagnetics.  This is a selection of twelve papers presented in Rovaniemi, together with updates of six papers from the South African meeting in 2001. For those who wish to have a summary of the current international status of igneous dykes, and their significance in interpreting geological and tectonic processes, this book is invaluable.

    IDC5 papers

    Short-lived mantle generated magmatic events and their dyke swarms: The key unlocking Earth's palaeogeographic record back to 2.6 Ga
    W. Bleeker & R. Ernst

    Giant dyke swarms and the reconstruction of the Canadian Arctic islands, Greenland, Svalbard and Franz Josef Land
    K.L. Buchan & R. Ernst

    AMS criteria for determining the azimuth and dip of a subduction zone from a mafic dyke swarm
    J.-P. Lefort, T. Aïfa & F. Hervé

    Palaeo- and Mesoproterozoic dyke swarms in the Lake Ladoga area, NW Russia – palaeomagnetic studies
    S. Mertanen, O. Eklund, A. Shebanov, D. Frank-Kamenetsky & T. Vasilieva

    U-Pb baddeleyite ages of Meso- and Neoproterozoic dykes and sills in central Fennoscandia: A review
    U. Söderlund

    The Kopparnäs dyke swarm in Inkoo, southern Finland: New evidence for Jotnian magmatism in the SE Fennoscandian Shield
    A.V. Luttinen & P.J. Kosunen

    1.80–1.75 Ga mafic dyke swarms in the central North China craton: Implications for a plume-related break-up event
    P. Peng, M.-G. Zhai & J.-H. Guo

    Mesoproterozoic mantle heterogeneity in the SW Amazonian Craton: 40Ar/39Ar and Nd-Sr isotopic evidence from mafic-felsic rocks
    W. Teixeira, J.S. Bettencourt, V.A.V. Girardi, A. Onoe, K. Sato & G.J. Rizzotto

    Mesozoic alkali basalts and felsic rocks in eastern Victoria, Australia
    A. Soesoo

    Precambrian mafic dyke swarms from the central Indian Bastar craton: Temporal evolution of the subcontinental mantle
    R.K. Srivastava

    Development of dyke and sheet swarms controlled by magma supply rate - an example from the Miocene Otoge igneous complex, central Japan
    N. Geshi

    Diabase intrusives of the Schmidt Hills, Pensacola Mountians, East Antarctica: Their petrology, petrogenesis and frequency distribution of plagioclase twin laws
    W.W. Boyd

    IDC4 papers

    Sills of the Theron Mountains, Antarctica: Evidence for long distance transport of mafic magmas during Gondwana break-up
    P.T. Leat, A.V. Luttinen, B.C. Storey & I.L. Millar

    Geochemical correlations between Jurassic gabbros and basaltic rocks in Vestfjella, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
    A.V. Luttinen & S.K. Vuori

    The Geology of a Mafic Dyke at Roerkulten, Sverdrupfjella, western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
    G.H. Grantham, R.A. Armstrong & A.B. Moyes

    Structural and AMS study of a Miocene dyke swarm located above the Patagonian subduction
    J.-P. Lefort, T. Aïfa & F. Hervé

    Palaeomagnetism of Palaeoproterozoic dolerite dykes in central Finland
    S. Mertanen, P. Hölttä, L.J. Pesonen & J. Paavola

    Spatial distribution and emplacement features of Permo-Carboniferous dykes at the southwestern margin of the Fennoscandian Shield
    K. Obst & G. Katzung


    E. Hanski, S. Mertanen, T. Rämö, Jouni Vuollo