Sr and Nd isotope data from the fluorspar district of Asturias, northern Spain

V. Sánchez, M. Corbella, J. M. Fuenlabrada, E. Vindel, T. Martín-Crespo

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Abstract

The origin and age of the hydrothermal fluids related to the precipitation of fluorite, barite and calcite in the Villabona, La Collada and Berbes localities (Asturias fluorspar district, N Spain) have been evaluated from Sr and Nd radiogenic isotopes. Sr isotope data (87Sr / 86Sr = 0.7081 to 0.7096) are compatible with mixing between seawater and a more evolved groundwater that interacted with the basement. From Nd isotopes in fluorite, an isochron age of 185 ± 29 Ma (Lower Jurassic) was obtained, consistent with other hydrothermal events in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe. These constraints are essential to proceed with a quantitative model for the genesis of the mineralization that includes fluid and heat flow together with reactive transport of solutes. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-350
JournalJournal of Geochemical Exploration
Volume89
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006

Keywords

  • Fluorite
  • Hydrothermal fluids
  • Sm-Nd isochron
  • Sr isotopes

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