GeoGuide

The Alnö Carbonatite Complex, Central Sweden

Authors: Kresten, Peter, Troll, Valentin R.

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  • Provides a detailed excursion guide to exploring the geology of Alnö
  • Accompanied by numerous images and illustrations
  • Offers an outlook on the area’s resource-related potential
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This GeoGuide provides an overview of the geology of Alnö, combined with an up-to-date field itinerary. Covering all major geological aspects, it offers an essential summary of Alnö and its intriguing magmatic rocks in a compact form suitable for field excursions and home study alike. As one of the type localities for carbonatite, the late Proterozoic Alnö ring complex has been a crucial site for carbonatite-related research (next to the Fen complex in Norway), and provided one of the earliest test beds for this unique group of igneous rocks. Five geological excursions introduce the visitor to the most rewarding outcrops, including detailed descriptions and a wealth of high-quality colour photographs. The excursions are complemented by a detailed review of the history of scientific investigation on Alnö and, in particular, a catalogue of exotic and common minerals associated with the complex’s carbonatitic and alkaline silicate rocks. Finally, a summary of its trace element and isotope geochemistry as well as a brief outlook on Alnö’s potential as a future source of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) completes the book.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Carbonatites and Carbonatite Complexes

    Pages 1-53

    Kresten, Peter (et al.)

  • Alnö Minerals

    Pages 55-90

    Kresten, Peter (et al.)

  • Geochemistry and Alnö as an Economic Reserve

    Pages 91-119

    Kresten, Peter (et al.)

  • Excursion Guide

    Pages 121-178

    Kresten, Peter (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Alnö Carbonatite Complex, Central Sweden
Authors
Series Title
GeoGuide
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90224-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90224-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90223-4
Series ISSN
2364-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 195
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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